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New Jersey lawmaker wants push for gay marriage

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  1. If approved in New York, hopefully the rest of the world will follow. New York is viewed as a leading city by many…

  2. Jock S. Trap 17 Jun 2011, 2:13pm

    Good to see but they need to do more than talk about it.

  3. Be interesting to see what both the bill and the legal case bring …

  4. Well actually Michael, Boston, Massachusetts was the first city to legalise it several years ago through the courts I might add. It passed by just a one vote majority from what I’ve read.

    Forget about New Jersey. Its anti same-sex marriage governor, repubican Chris Christie, has vowed to veto any marriage equality legislation. Actually, the Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled several years ago that gay couples should enjoy the same rights as married couples but left it up to the state government to decide on either civil marriage or civil unions. It opted for civil unions instead, but only for gay couples to appease the religious bigots. They weren’t happy about that either and strongly opposed even civil unions because it resembled marriage in some ways, just like civil partnerships.

    The beauty of our political system is we don’t have anyone vetoing legislation. Our government is centralised and I think that’s a better way of getting things done at the national level.

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