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Photos! Same-Sex Couples Marry In New Jersey!

by David Badash ● 10:38 AM October 21, 2013
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At 12:01 this morning, dozens of same-sex couples began marrying, across New Jersey. Here are some of the first images from the first weddings across the Garden State.

Marriage

New Jersey: First Couple To Enter Into Civil Union Just Became First Married Same-Sex Couple

by David Badash ● 12:20 AM October 21, 2013
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Minutes ago, at 12:03 AM, Beth Asaro and Joanne Schailey, together 27 years, said, “I will” and became the first same-sex couple in New Jersey to legally marry.

Marriage

Watch Live Now: New Jersey Same-Sex Couples Get Married!

by David Badash ● 11:49 PM October 20, 2013
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At 12:01 AM Monday same-sex marriage becomes legal in New Jersey, and couples are lining up to be the first in the Garden State to marry. Watch live here.

Marriage

Cory Booker Promises To Marry New Jersey Same-Sex Couples ASAP

by David Badash ● 8:22 AM October 18, 2013
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Cory Booker says he will marry same-sex couples in Newark at 12:01 AM Monday — the moment New Jersey same-sex marriage becomes legal.

DOMA

GOP New Jersey Assemblyman Says He Will Change His Vote On Marriage Equality

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:23 PM October 6, 2013
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Chris A. Brown, a Republican Assemblyman who voted no on New Jersey’s marriage equality bill, is the first to announce that he would now vote to override Gov. Christie’s veto.

Marriage

Gov. Christie: Implementing Same-Sex Marriage Now Will Cause ‘Irreparable Harm’ To New Jersey

by David Badash ● 11:41 AM October 3, 2013
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Claiming “irreparable harm” to the state, Chris Christie, as he promised, has filed an appeal to last week’s NJ Superior Court ruling that clearly stated same-sex couples must be allowed to marry.

Civil Rights

Breaking — New Jersey: LGBT Orgs File Motion Demanding Same-Sex Couples Be Allowed To Marry

by David Badash ● 3:38 PM July 3, 2013
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Lambda Legal has filed a motion in New Jersey’s Superior Court on behalf of Garden State Equality and six same-sex couples demanding the institution of marriage be extended to same-sex couples.

Marriage

UPDATED: New Jersey Is Just A Few Republicans Away From Making Same-Sex Marriage Legal

by David Badash ● 9:30 AM July 3, 2013
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The NJ state senate is just three votes away from making the Garden State the fifteenth state (if you include Washington, D.C.) to extend marriage to same-sex couples. The Assembly is just 15 votes away.

Discrimination

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Addresses A Black Constituent As ‘Boy’

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:02 PM March 15, 2013
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At a town hall meeting in Patterson, New Jersey last Tuesday, an irritated Governor Chris Christie, addressed a black constituent as “boy.” Was it a slip, or a slur? Watch the video and decide for yourself.

Civil Rights

UPDATE: New Jersey Passes Same-Sex Marriage Equality

by David Badash ● 4:55 PM February 16, 2012
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The New Jersey Assembly at 4:45 PM today passed a same-sex marriage equality bill by a 42-33 margin.

Legislation

NOW: New Jersey Assembly Debates Same-Sex Marriage – Watch Live

by David Badash ● 12:57 PM February 16, 2012

As expected, the New Jersey state Assembly will debate a same-sex marriage bill, live, starting at 1:00 PM ET. You can listen live here.

Civil Rights

New Jersey Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill 24-16

by David Badash ● 1:19 PM February 13, 2012
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The New Jersey state Senate moments ago passed a same-sex marriage bill by a vote of 24-16.

Civil Rights

Gay Marriage: “Yes!” Says New Jersey Assembly Committee

by David Badash ● 5:28 PM February 2, 2012
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Today, the New Jersey Assembly’s Judiciary Committee voted yes on a marriage equality bill, which moves the legislation forward into the full House.

Civil Rights

New Jersey Gay Marriage: Legislature Hearing Today – Here’s A Sample

by David Badash ● 3:24 PM February 2, 2012
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Right now, the New Jersey state legislature is discussing a same-sex marriage bill. Here’s a sampling of comments from today’s hearing.