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Anne Stanback, executive director of Loves Makes A Family (Christine Stuart file photo)

Now that marriage equality is secure in the state of Connecticut a same-sex advocacy group announced Wednesday that it will wind down its operations before the end of the year.

With the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of same sex marriage last October, Love Makes a Family announced that they will officially be closing their doors.

The organization will cease existence on Dec. 31 and its Executive Director Anne Stanback will leave July 1 to spend some time with her wife Charlotte Kinlock. The couple wed in their living room on Feb. 14 after living together for 25 years.

“We want to conclude our work on a high note: celebrating our successes, completing our advocacy work over the next nine months, and sharing our organizational resources with others to further empower the Connecticut community for the future,” Stanback said.

“Family recognition issues like marriage and adoption are now secure, but LGBT residents of Connecticut still face discrimination and challenges,” Stanback said. She said Love Makes a Family will encourage its nearly 20,000 supporters to continue to support organizations that will continue to fight against this kind of discrimination.

Over the next nine months the organization will work to ensure the smooth transition of the marriage equality law, lobby the state’s Congressional delegation to support a repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, work to end discrimination of transgender individuals, and share its success with other states.