Lawyers in a court challenge to Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage are slated to meet with a federal judge.
New Jersey Democrats trying to keep the ball rolling for same-sex marriage are pushing the issue on two fronts: the NJ Supreme Court and the Statehouse.
Officials outside Philadelphia are issuing marriage licenses to a pair of gay couples, despite a state law banning such unions.
What turned out to be a celebration has now turned into a full blown wedding.
“The law of the State of New Jersey discriminates, and that’s what’s hurting the families,” says Hayley Gorenberg, an attorney with Lambda Legal, a group which represents six same-sex couples in a New Jersey lawsuit.
What about a couple married in Delaware that moves to New Jersey? Or a couple who files for divorce in NJ?
New Jersey voters support same-sex marriage by a margin of 57 to 37 percent, according to a survey conducted by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
This year, as before, those couples may have to do a little extra work to file their taxes correctly.
Christie — opting instead to support a public referendum on the question — made his feelings known during a town hall meeting as the Senate Judiciary Committee took testimony from those for and against gay marriage.
Democrats in the New Jersey Legislature will reintroduce a gay marriage bill this week and have vowed to make same-sex unions a top priority two years after similar legislation was voted down.
It’s a plan driven more by economics than emotions.