Editorial: Standing up vs. letting down

The Times of Trenton (NJ)
January 13, 2010
During testimony on legalizing marriage equality in N.J. last month, Julian Bond, chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, encapsulated the case in a nutshell: "Like race, our sexuality isn't a preference," he said. "It's immutable, unchangeable and the Constitution protects us all from discrimination." Yet many New Jersey state senators voted no on the basis of religious beliefs. In a society founded on the separation of church and state, however, that filter is as incongruous as it is divisive. [Link]