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Garden State Equality

The New Jersey Litigants Are Both Right

Jackie Gardina | Posted 10.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Jackie Gardina

If a state is willing to provide marital benefits to a couple, shouldn't the federal government be prepared to do the same? It's not a bad question.

New Jersey Judge Presents Pointed Questions in Tangled Marriage Equality Case's Oral Arguments

Jacob Combs | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

Judge Jacobson told the assistant attorney general that the recent decisions of several federal agencies not to consider couples in civil unions eligible for federal benefits pointed to the fact that those couples are not being treated equally, but she expressed concern about moving too quickly on the issue.

When Enough Is Not Enough

Anthony Romeo | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

It's time to finish this for all of us who are stuck under the oppressive thumb of civil unions, domestic partnerships, and constitutional amendments that keep us apart from those who are married.

A Love Letter to Chris Christie

Anthony Romeo | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

You see, I'm going to be in Erie Park in Montclair on Saturday at 4 p.m., walking with Garden State Equality. We're going to be walking to raise money to override your veto, and I just thought that maybe you should be there.

The Top Shelf

Anthony Romeo | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

I'm proud to be walking for marriage with Garden State Equality. A wise man once helped me understand that even after you've been fighting for 30 years for your rights, you still don't let people trample on you.

Amanda Terkel

Chris Christie Nominates Openly Gay African-American Man To State Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) made two historic nominations to the New Jersey State Supreme Court on Monday, continuing his push to...

Group To Protest School Board Over Teacher's Anti-Gay Facebook Posts

Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

Gay rights activists are calling on community members to protest at a New Jersey school board meeting to take action against a Union Township high sch...

'Country's Toughest Anti-bullying Law" Marks Anniversary Of Student Suicide

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

NEWARK, N.J. — Does one second-grader saying another has "cooties" rise to the level of bullying? That is just one question emerging from new le...

The Republican Who Might Bring Gay Marriage to Jersey

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Contrary to popular belief, New Jersey's same sex marriage equality legislation isn't dead yet. There are five Democratic Senators voting no. That means at least three Republicans are needed to pass.