The first same-sex couples in Connecticut tied the knot on Wednesday, after the Supreme Court’s decision last month legalizing gay marriage.

The court ruling made Connecticut one of two states to legalize gay marriage. It had been the third until November when Californians passed Proposition 8.

In an effort to show their solidarity for same-sex couples in California gay rights advocates are planning protests Saturday in two Connecticut cities.

The protests will be held at 1:30 p.m. outside the City Halls in both Hartford and New Haven. At 2 p.m. a moment of silence will be observed to acknowledge the California measure that stripped gays and lesbians of a court victory that recognized their right to marry.