Thursday, 30 June 2011 22:28

7 Gay And Lesbian Couples File A Lawsuit In New Jersey

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Following the refusal of the governor of the New Jersey, Chris Christie, to sign a law allowing the marriage equality, 7 gay and lesbian couples decided to file a lawsuit against the State.

The 7 couples, helped by Garden State Equality and Lambda Legal, base their argumentation on the fact that the civil unions do not bring the same rights than the marriage.
An associated press explains for example that "one man says he was denied being able to make urgent medical decisions for his partner. Another saw his partner and children's health insurance canceled by a skeptical auditor. One woman had to jump through legal hoops to adopt the baby of her civil union."