Support for the freedom to marry in New Jersey at record high
March 01, 2012
“New Jersey voters know that gay and lesbian couples’ exclusion from marriage harms families and helps no one. They’ve seen through their neighbors in New York that extending the freedom to marry boosts the state economy, enhances the quality of life for gay and lesbian couples and their families, and provides them with a critical safety-net of protections. And they know that civil unions are a failed experiment in New Jersey. Freedom to Marry will continue working with Garden State Equality to ensure that legislators whose understanding is still evolving hear from their constituents, join us on the side of fairness and equality for all Garden State families, and override Governor Christie’s veto of the marriage legislation.”
New Jersey currently offers civil union to gay and lesbian couples, although these protections have proven to inadequately protect same-sex couples and their families. Freedom to Marry is fully committed to standing with the majority of New Jersey voters, legislative leaders, and our partners at Garden State Equality to secure the necessary votes to override Governor Christie's veto between now and the end of the legislative session in January 2014.