state supreme court will hear a case arguing for same-sex
marriage. Eight couples are slated to file their brief
on Wednesday. The AP reports that the group's
lawsuit was initiated in August 2004, before the
state granted civil unions to same-sex couples.
Lawyers for Gay
and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders along with other
attorneys for the couples previously filed the brief in a
lower court, which ruled that civil unions were
sufficiently similar to marriage. The state is the
second in the nation to offer civil unions, after Vermont.