New Jersey legislators admit that civil unions do not work
July 21, 2010
Punctuated by heart-wrenching stories of families torn apart by the inadequacies of civil unions, Garden State Equality released a powerful video, entitled "Confessions" on their official YouTube channel, delineating the failures of these "second-class" protections offered to same-sex couples. Legislators such Republican Senate Leader Tom Kean and others who voted against civil marriage for LGBT couples "confess" that "civil union law is not always understood or followed".
"Activists who oppose marriage equality, and even the Christie Administration, defend the civil union law by saying it works. But their own champions in the state legislature say otherwise," said Steven Goldstein, chair of Garden State Equality. "Now we've put those confessions on tape for all the world to see. This is just a fraction of what Senators who oppose marriage equality confessed about the civil union law's failure when they voted against marriage equality months ago."
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