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New Jersey

  • 22nd February 2012

    Trial begins in Tyler Clementi suicide case

    Tyler Clementi died in September 2010

    1:18 PM — Jury selection begins today for trial of a student who viewed US student Tyler Clementi's gay acts with another man over a webcam days before his suicide.

  • 17th February 2012

    New Jersey Assembly approves gay marriage but veto may follow 19

    All the votes in favour were from Democrat lawmakers

    10:28 AM — The New Jersey Assembly passed a bill lifting the ban on gay marriages yesterday, but the bill looks likely to be vetoed by the state governor.

  • 13th February 2012

    New Jersey Senate approves gay marriage but Governor will veto 24

    Governor Chris Christie wants the question to go to a public vote

    6:46 PM — The state senate in New Jersey has voted in favour of giving equal marriage rights to gay couples. Governor Chris Christie has said he will veto the bill if it passes both houses in favour of a referendum.

  • 19th January 2012

    Gay marriage rifts appear in several US states 11

    Debates over same-sex marriage are heating up in New Jersey, North Carolina and Minnesota

    2:32 PM — Politicians and campaigners in Minnesota, New Jersey and North Carolina on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate are gearing up for battle ahead of legislative sessions later this month.

  • 19th August 2011

    Anne Hathaway says ex-boyfriends were gay 6

    Anne Hathaway supports marriage equality

    12:47 PM — Anne Hathaway says she believes several of her ex-boyfriends were gay. The actress, who is dating fellow actor Adam Shulam, said she is convinced they couldn't face their sexuality.

  • 30th June 2011

    Rhode Island governor set to sign controversial civil unions bill 13

    Governor Lincoln Chafee has been urged by gay activists not to sign the bill

    10:16 AM — Rhode Island's Senate has approved a civil unions bill for gay couples and state governor Lincoln Chafee is set to sign it. The bill was approved last night by 21-16, after it was voted out of committee stage.

  • 29th June 2011

    New Jersey gay couples sue for the right to marry 33

    Gay couples in NJ will sue for the right to wed

    12:21 PM — Seven gay couples in the US state of New Jersey are to sue for the right to marry. The couples, along with some of their children, say they will file a suit in the state Supreme Court today to demand that their partnerships are recognised as marriages rather than civil unions.

  • 27th June 2011

    New Jersey governor says he won’t sign gay marriage bill 67

    The governor of New Jersey said he would not back gay marriage

    10:45 AM — The governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, has said he won't follow New York in legalising gay marriage. Mr Christie, a Republican, said he was "not a fan" of allowing gay couples to marry and would be pursuing civil unions instead.

  • 16th June 2011

    New Jersey lawmaker wants push for gay marriage 4

    A NJ gay rights group says the courts option is more likely to yield success

    5:26 PM — A New Jersey politician says he hopes the state will return to a push for gay marriage as New York teeters on the brink of legalisation. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, who is gay, said: "They’re talking about it in New York. Why aren’t we talking about it in New Jersey?"

  • 2nd June 2011

    Rhode Island senate to consider gay civil unions bill 7

    Rhode Island may be next to allow civil unions

    3:10 PM — A Rhode Island Senate panel are today considering a bill that would allow gay and lesbian couples to be joined in civil unions.

  • 26th April 2011

    Gay former governor of New Jersey has bid for ordination ‘deferred’ 7

    Former governor of New Jersey Jim McGreevey, whose path to priesthood has been deferred.

    1:13 PM — A gay former governor of New Jersey has had his bid to join the Episcopal priesthood deferred.

  • 1st November 2010

    Students deny putting roommate’s gay sex session online

    Tyler Clementi killed himself in September

    3:22 PM — Two US students accused of invading the privacy of a friend who committed suicide say they did not broadcast his gay sex session online. Dharun Ravi of Plainsboro, New Jersey, and Molly W Wei of Princeton, both 18, were accused of secretly recording Mr Ravi's roommate Tyler Clementi having sex with a man.

  • 19th October 2010

    Wear purple on Wednesday in memory of gay teen suicides 14

    The day calls for people to wear purple in memory of the gay teenagers

    5:24 PM — After a spate of suicides among gay US teenagers, people across the world will wear purple tomorrow to honour their memory. More than 1.3 million people have pledged on Facebook to mark 'Spirit Day', which was created by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan.

  • 5th February 2010

    Anne Hathaway left Catholicism after brother came out 28

    Anne Hathway said she would not support Catholicism

    5:59 PM — Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway has revealed her family became Episcopalians after her brother came out. She said: "Why should I support an organisation that has a limited view of my beloved brother?"

  • 15th January 2010

    Lady Gaga to host gay marriage gala 7

    Lady Gaga said she was "honoured". (Photo: Stephen Carlile)

    6:01 PM — Lady Gaga will host a benefit gala for gay marriage tomorrow evening. The singer, who has just been nominated for a GLAAD award, said she was "honoured" to be chosen to help the cause.

  • 8th January 2010

    Gay marriage bill fails in New Jersey Senate 15

    The bill failed yesterday

    12:35 PM — A bill which would legalise gay marriage in New Jersey failed in the state Senate yesterday. It was defeated by 20-14 votes.

  • 6th January 2010

    New Jersey in last-ditch vote on gay marriage 3

    New Jersey senators will vote on the bill tomorrow

    12:47 PM — New Jersey's Senate will vote tomorrow on gay marriage in a final attempt to pass the bill before a new governor takes office. A vote was cancelled in early December after Democrats were reportedly concerned the bill did not have enough votes to pass.

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