In a first-of-its-kind case, Connecticut Judge Linda Pearce Prestley has told two women seeking to annul a civil marriage they filed in Massachusetts that both states view their attempt to wed as legally void from the start. Prestley noted that the couple's Connecticut residency presented a legal impediment to Massachusetts' same-sex marriage law, so the attempted union was "not valid from its inception, but null and void, and, therefore, Connecticut has nothing to dissolve or annul."
Court Powerless to Annul Same-Sex Marriage
The Connecticut Law Tribune
March 31, 2005