Same-sex marriages set to become legal in Conn.

(AP) - A Connecticut judge is set to enter thefinal judgment in the case that allows same-sex marriages in thestate, and many gay and lesbian couples are planning ceremoniesshortly afterward. New Haven Superior Court Judge Jonathan Silbert is holding ahearing at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to take the last legal step requiredby the state Supreme Court when it approved same-sex marriages lastmonth. Once Silbert issues his ruling, couples can pick up marriagelicense forms at town and city clerks' offices. State Representative Beth Bye and her partner, Tracey Wilson,are hoping to make history by becoming the first gay couple tomarry in their hometown of West Hartford. Others say they plan toget married Wednesday, but it's not clear yet how many.Conn. Supreme Ct. says same-sex couples can marry