But unlike politically influential gay constituencies in nearby urban areas, which have their centers of gravity in dynamic neighborhoods like Chelsea in Manhattan or Washington Square West in Philadelphia, New Jersey's is a more diffuse phenomenon.
United States. Activists still were working Saturday to line up judges who could waive the three-day waiting period for same-sex couples who want to exchange vows first thing Monday. In the case of Garden State Equality v.
Archived from the original on October 21, Democratic leaders in the state Legislature celebrated the "historic day" but were undecided on the next step. The center is one of several such organizations that dot even the greater New York area, where gay men and lesbians are more widely accepted than in many other sections of the country.
The state Supreme Court ruled today that the state must begin granting same-sex marriage licenses. Israel 6. FDA chief apologizes for overstating plasma effect on virus. Common-law marriage Israel 6.
A UCLA study estimated the potential economic impact of same-sex marriage on New Jersey and concluded that the gain would be substantial. Retrieved December 29, The congregation of about 50 worshippers included a handful of children.
That notion is likely to be put to the test soon. If the recent furor in Massachusetts is any example --or, for that matter, in any of the 39 states that have passed "defense of marriage" laws in some form --gay marriage is an issue that rouses far more opposition than any other topic involving gay rights.
The vote was 20 against, 14 in favor, with three senators, including soon-to-be Senate President Steve Sweeney D-Gloucesterabstaining.
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