Like many of you who live in New Jersey, I’ve been following the progress of the marriage-equality legislation currently being considered in Trenton. I’ve long believed in and have always spoken out for the rights of same sex couples and fully agree with Gov. Corzine when he writes that, “The marriage-equality issue should be recognized for what it truly is – a civil rights issue that must be approved to assure that every citizen is treated equally under the law.” I couldn’t agree more with that statement and urge those who support equal treatment for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters to let their voices be heard now.
The bill’s primary sponsors Sens. Ray Lesniak (D) and Loretta Weinberg (D) called off the vote and the measure will go the Assembly for a hearing. Some NJ Senators who oppose gay marriage aren’t happy about the last-minute move and claim it proves the bill would have failed.