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New Jersey Same Sex Marriage

Is 'Jersey Shore' Star Responsible For Bringing Marriage Equality To New Jersey?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.29.2013 | Gay Voices

New Jersey joined the growing number of states to legally allow same sex-marriage last week. But who was really the force spearheading this historic l...

All Your Questions About New Jersey's Gay Marriage Law Answered

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay marriage became legal in New Jersey this week, a cause for celebration for same-sex couples who have been pushing for nuptials for years but also ...

Christie Administration Withdrawing Appeal Of Gay Marriage Ruling

Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

Gov. Chris Christie's administration is withdrawing its appeal of a judge's recent ruling in favor of gay marriage in New Jersey, according to Bloombe...

The Gay Race To Marry In New Jersey

AP | BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI and GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices

TRENTON, N.J. -- TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several gay couples in New Jersey are expected to gather late Sunday to wed in ceremonies to be held shortly a...

Marriage Equality at Hand in New Jersey

John Culhane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
John Culhane

Today the New Jersey Supreme Court refused to stay the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples while it weighs whether the state can continue to offer civil unions rather than full marriage equality. The court's decision means that marriages can start this coming Monday.

Why This Gay Mom Says 'No' to Marriage Equality on the Ballot

C.J. Prince | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
C.J. Prince

I don't want to have to read a ballot question about same-sex marriage to my daughters. They don't know that some people, like our governor, think our family is less worthy. And I don't want them to know that a minute before they absolutely have to.

Christie Has Good Gay Marriage News

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he disagrees with it, but he will comply with a state Supreme Court ruling that mak...

Gay Weddings Can Start Monday In New Jersey, Court Says

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Same-sex marriages will begin within days in New Jersey after the state's highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold a lower-court order that ga...

Gov. Chris Christie: Yesterday's Politician

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Daniel O'Donnell

It is time to tell Gov. Christie that his opposition to marriage equality is unacceptable. I am hopeful that New Jersey's Supreme Court will soon end his final frantic bid to stop marriage equality in his state. Maybe then he will learn that a man who opposes equality for all is yesterday's politician.

New Jersey Marriage Equality Is One Week Away (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 12.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-10-14-Screenshot20131014at2.11.07PM.pngGov. Chris Christie has filed last-minute legal challenges to try to halt the impending weddings, but so far he hasn't met with much luck.

Gov. Chris Christie Proudly Discriminates Against Gay and Lesbian Couples

Sen. Barbara Buono | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Sen. Barbara Buono

If Gov. Christie were a true leader, he would put his personal views and political ambitions aside and do what the people of New Jersey know is right. He would see how misguided he is in proudly discriminating against gay and lesbian couples. But he's blinded by his political ambitions.

Gay Marriage Happening In New Jersey

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

Same-sex couples in New Jersey may soon be able to marry. Judge Mary Jacobson of the Mercer County Superior Court ruled Friday that gay couples can...

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.

Hearings Press State To Legalize Gay Marriage

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. — Lawyers for gay couples and New Jersey's government laid out their cases to a judge Thursday on whether she should order the sta...

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.

What I Learned About Marriage From My Grandma And Grandpa, Who've Been Married 70 Years

Anthony Romeo | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

They believe that their grandson has a right to his 70 years. But with each day that my husband and I are denied the immediate comprehension and understanding that the word "marriage" provides, it's unlikely that we'll be able to break their record.

WATCH: Marriage Equality Now Expanding Out From New England

Matt Baume | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume


Michelangelo Signorile

New Jersey Assemblyman Lashes Out At Gay Groups Over Gay Marriage Battle In State | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.14.2013 | Gay Voices

New Jersey openly gay Assemblyman Reed Gusciora has always been the last person to advocate bringing civil rights to a vote. The Democratic lawmaker s...

We're Going To Override Gov. Christie's Gay Marriage Veto

Stephen M. Sweeney | Posted 04.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Stephen M. Sweeney

Governor Christie's veto only delayed the day and time when we finally establish marriage equality in the Garden State -- because it is going to happen in New Jersey, and we are going to override his veto.

Gay Marriage Bill Delivered To Chris Christie

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie has followed through on his promise to reject a bill allowing same-sex marriage in New Jersey by quickly vet...

Marriage Equality In New Jersey Now In Chris Christie's Hands

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriages, setting the stage for an expected veto by Gov. ...

Poll Shows Voters Favor Controversial Christie Plan

Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK--A majority of New Jersey voters say same-sex marriage should be decided by popular referendum - something Republican Governor Chris Chri...

Why New Jersey Governor Christie Should Read the Proposition 8 Ruling

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Carlos A. Ball

Last week's ruling by the federal appellate court in California makes clear that alternative recognition schemes like domestic partnerships and civil unions are good, but they are not good enough. One hopes that Governor Christie is paying attention.

Christie Offers Gay Marriage Advocates The 'Bargain Of Their Life'

Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) said Thursday that he was offering gay marriage advocates the "bargain of their life" by working to have the issue of equ...

New Jersey and Marriage Equality: Perfect Together

Paul Gorrell, Ph.D. | Posted 04.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Paul Gorrell, Ph.D.

New Jersey often suffers from an identity problem and easily becomes the joke of late-night comics. New Jersey's identity would only improve by being one of the first states in our country to enshrine tolerance in its laws by ending second-class citizenship.