ATTENTION: New Jersey Only Has A Few Weeks Left To Pass Marriage Equality

  • metta

    Posts: 39099

    Dec 06, 2009 2:01 AM GMT
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    TWO seconds of your time for same-sex couples in NJ! The new NJ Govenor will definitely veto same-sex marriage. BUT, our former govenor is still in office for a few more weeks. So, NJ is trying to get same-sex marriage on the books on MONDAY!!!! PLEASE HELP!

    IT WILL TAKE A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME.

    All you have to do is send the following letter to the following emails (they are the state senators on the NJ judiciary committee). Just copy the addresses and the letter and send. It is probably "better" if you send a personal letter (especially if you are from NJ and include your hometown's name); but, the following example makes it super easy and allows EVERYONE to send a letter!!

    PLEASE PLEASE DO IT. THE VOTE IS ON MONDAY!

    Let me know if you have ANY questions! Please invite people to help out!!

    ------------------------------------------------------------EMAIL ADDRESSES:

    SenSarlo@njleg.org, SenGirgenti@njleg.org, SenBaroni@njleg.org, SenBateman@njleg.org, SenBeck@njleg.org, SenCardinale@njleg.org, SenGill@njleg.org, SenKyrillos@njleg.org, SenLesniak@njleg.org, SenScutari@njleg.org, SenStack@njleg.org, SenWeinberg@njleg.org, SenBSmith@njleg.org

    ---------------------------------------------------------LETTER (Written by ACLU):

    SUBJECT LINE: Please Support Same-Sex Marriage

    Dear Senators:

    When New Jersey passed its civil unions law in 2006, New Jerseyans thought it would finally mean equality for our state's gay and lesbian couples. But three years later, we have learned that only marriage can protect the rights of New Jersey's families.

    That's why I'm writing you today. I want to urge you to support legislation guaranteeing the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry, before it's too late.

    We're not yet certain of all of Governor-elect Chris Christie's positions, but we're sure of one thing: He will not support marriage for gay couples. Governor Corzine has just weeks to sign marriage into law, which he swore to do. Your vote for equal rights has never mattered more.

    A state commission found last year that gay and lesbian families suffer because civil unions are not equal to marriages. Same-sex couples routinely face discrimination in health care, taxes, education, and virtually every aspect of their lives because people are confused by the meaning of the alien term "civil union."

    Civil unions establish the rights of gay couples on paper, but they deny gay couples those rights in practice.

    Marriage equality would also do more than protect the rights of gay and lesbian couples -- it would boost the finances of an economically battered New Jersey. People would flock to our state for weddings, while others would choose to move to New Jersey, knowing they can live their lives in the security only a marriage can provide.

    It's time that all families in New Jersey are treated as equal. We're counting on you to do the right thing by voting for their rights.

    Thank you for your time.



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    Dec 06, 2009 2:08 AM GMT
    done

    New Brunswick, NJ =)
  • metta

    Posts: 39099

    Dec 07, 2009 7:56 PM GMT
    Gay marriage bill triggers local debate
    http://www.dailytargum.com/news/gay-marriage-bill-triggers-local-debate-1.2114127




    Click on Judiciary to hear it NOW...

    http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp
  • MikemikeMike

    Posts: 6932

    Dec 07, 2009 7:58 PM GMT
    Got a pre-recorded reminder phone call today in fact!
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    Dec 07, 2009 7:58 PM GMT
    Even if it passes and is signed (doubtful), it will soon be repealed. That's why Jersey Dems won't have the political balls to pass it.
  • metta

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    Dec 08, 2009 1:13 AM GMT
    They are still discussing:

    Judiciary
    http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp

    [url]http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/MEDIA/OLS_MEDIA_PLAYER.HTM?wma=!{A}http://rmserver.njleg.state.nj.us/ENCODER4![/url]
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    Dec 08, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    Governor-elect Chris Christie said he'd veto it. He takes office Jan. 19.
  • metta

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    Dec 08, 2009 4:09 AM GMT
    ^
    which is why they are trying to get it passed before he comes in.

    New Jersey gay marriage bill clears state Senate Judiciary Committee; full Senate vote is next


    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/12/07/2009-12-07_new_jersey_gay_marriage_bill_clears_state_senate_judiciary_committee_full_senate.html#ixzz0Z4CVaoKH





    Goes to the State Senate on Thursday.
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    Dec 08, 2009 4:11 AM GMT
    I hope it is not too late because my ex wants to get marriedicon_cool.gif
  • metta

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    Dec 08, 2009 8:35 AM GMT
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/08/nyregion/08marriage.html?_r=2&hp
  • metta

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    Dec 08, 2009 8:44 AM GMT
    New Jersey State Senator Nia H. Gill on Marriage Equality

    Please listen to this:



    http://niagill.com/

    http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=126


    You can thank the Honorable Senator Nia H. Gill at:

    Senator Nia H. Gill
    425 Bloomfield Ave, 2nd Floor
    Montclair,NJ 07042
    973-509-0388 (phone)
    973-509-9241 (fax)
    sengill@njleg.org
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    Dec 08, 2009 8:59 AM GMT
    Wow, what a wise and profound speech.
  • metta

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    Dec 09, 2009 11:59 PM GMT




    Rocker Bruce Springsteen endorses N.J. gay marriage bill





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    "Like many of you who live in New Jersey, I've been following the progress of the marriage-equality legislation currently being considered in Trenton," Springsteen wrote on his web page. "I've long believed in and have always spoken out for the rights of same sex couples and fully agree with Governor Corzine when he writes that 'The marriage-equality issue should be recognized for what it truly is -- a civil rights issue that must be approved to assure that every citizen is treated equally under the law.'"



    Springsteen also called for fellow supporters of the bill to "let their voices be heard."

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    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/12/springsteen_endorses_gay_marri.html





  • danisnotstr8

    Posts: 2579

    Dec 10, 2009 12:11 AM GMT
    umm... i posted a while ago, but this vote has been deferred, which is probably a good thing for us.