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Thursday, 19 January 2012 19:03

Garden State Equality Is Calling For New Jersey Civil Union Couples, LGBT Youth, Parents

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Garden State Equality

Still in New Jersey, next Tuesday, on January 24th at 11AM, Senate Judiciary Committee will hear arguments on marriage equality at the State House, 125 West State Street, Trenton and Garden State Equality (GSE) seeks civil union couples, LGBT youth and parents.

Steven Goldstein of GSE seeks civil union couples which would like to talk about what the deprivation of marriage equality means to them and who have faced difficulties with the New Jersey civil union law since it became available.

He also seeks LGBT youth and parents or other loved ones of LGBT youth.

If you want to testify, it is necessary to contact GSE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put "testify"in the subject header, include in the email your name, town and an easiest phone number.

If you want to simply attend the hearing, Goldstein says it is necessary to arrive "very early" because anti-gay people will try to pack the room.

As Senator Loretta Weinberg said, "it is time for New Jersey to legalize same-sex marriages".

A new poll of Quinnipiac University Polling Institute shows besides it is also the opinion of New Jersey's voters which with 52% support equality against 42%. It is the first time the support exceeds 50%.

"Democrats are making same-sex marriage their big opening issue and New Jersey voters support them," said poll director Maurice Carroll.

"There are demographic splits – Catholics are more supportive than Protestants. All groups support same-sex civil unions. Most groups support allowing same-sex couples to adopt children, while black voters are divided on that issue."


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