The New Jersey Supreme Court issued it's ruling on Lewis v. Harris, which is the same-sex marriage case by seven gay and lesbian couples. In a 4-3 ruling same sex marriage is LEGAL IN NEW JERSEY. This is the first state since Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same sex marriage.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
This is a triumphant victory for anyone who is against discrimination ... whether you are black, white, Latino, poor, Jewish, woman, foreigner, etc. You cannot say it is wrong to have other forms of discrimination but it is okay to discriminate against LGBT people. I hope this ruling will not be overturned, but at this moment legalized same sex marriage in New Jersey is a victory.
There is a little catch with this legalization of gay marriage, "The court gave New Jersey politicians 180 days to rewrite marriage laws either in favor of same-sex marriage or creating civil unions." Therefore, lawmakers must decide whether to honor gay marriages or just civil unions. Click here for the full story.
Posted by Clay ::
3:45 PM ::