Monday, February 19, 2007

Another small victory in the struggle

Today is the day that same-sex civil unions become legal in New Jersey.

While Massachusetts remains the only state to recognize same-sex marriage, New Jersey joins Vermont and Connecticut in approving civil unions.

An additional good point about the New Jersey law is that it does not impose a residency requirement - so people from out of state can apply for a civil union license.
Opponents of same-sex marriage fear homosexual couples from other states could obtain licenses in New Jersey and then sue their home state to recognize the civil union.
We can only hope. But for the moment, I'll just take some pleasure in the fact that my old home state is helping take the lead.

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