NJ State senators write book about the freedom to marry

The residents of Hawthorne welcomed two state senators to the borough on the evening of Nov. 19 for a book signing for the newly published "What’s Love Got to Do with It? The Case for Same Sex Marriage."
The book is written by Democratic state Sens. Ray Lesniak and Loretta Weinberg.

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Opinion: Maggie Gallagher, Stop the Bullying!

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), run by Maggie Gallagher and her sidekick, Brian Brown, has spent tens of millions of dollars in the past three years to bully and bash lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and anyone who dares to support their full equality.

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Menendez Immigration Bill Includes Gay Rights Provision

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill yesterday, including a provision to extend family-based immigration for same-sex couples.

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Actress Kelly McGillis weds longtime girlfriend

Kelly McGillis, the actress, and Melanie Leis, a sales executive, were joined in a civil union last Wednesday in Collingswood, N.J.

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Amick: Marriage equality effort in political limbo

Early in 2008, then-Speaker of the Assembly Joe Roberts optimistically proclaimed that the freedom to marry in New Jersey "is simply a question of when, not if."

It's now clear that the "when" could be years away.

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Families remind us what marriage is all about at New Jersey “Summer for Marriage” tour event

Freedom to Marry’s Online Organizer Cameron Tolle was on hand yesterday at Garden State Equality’s town hall in Trenton, New Jersey

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New Jersey legislators admit that civil unions do not work

Coinciding with the New Jersey leg of the “Summer for Marriage” tour, video released showing top officials such as Senator Gerald Cardinale detailing the failures of civil unions legislation

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Culhane: Should we hate civil unions, or love them?

John Culhane on civil unions: "...[they] may well have been – and may, in some states, even continue to be – politically necessary compromises, way stations of a sort on the route to full marriage equality. But we should continue to point out that there’s plenty in a name."

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Voice for Equality: Bringing the freedom to marry to N.Y., Dina-style

Dina Manzo, who is best known for having appeared on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, is a mother, interior decorator, and the founder of the non-profit organization Project Ladybug. She and her family live in the affluent town of Franklin Lakes, NJ. She has been married to Tommy Manzo, co-owner of the event and catering facility The Brownstone, since 2006. Manzo is her second husband. Tommy's brother and business partner is the husband of Dina's older sister and cast mate, Caroline, making the two both sisters and sisters-in-law. Their wedding was featured on the VH1 television show My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding. A lot of reality stars say they support gay rights, but this former Housewife is putting her money where her mouth is by producing My Big Gay Italian Wedding off-Broadway in New York.

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Landmark brief for marriage equality filed in New Jersey

Today, six organizations file a landmark brief with the New Jersey Supreme Court on the profound harm that the state’s failed civil union law inflicts on children.

The brief is from Garden State Equality and five other organizations – the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Association of Social Workers, the Family Equality Council, PFLAG and COLAGE – in support of Lambda Legal’s motion to the New Jersey Supreme Court seeking marriage equality.

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