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Marriage Equality Passes

Congratulations!  As you have probably heard by now, after prevailing in the Senate earlier this week, marriage equality legislation passed the Assembly 42 – 33 yesterday.  This was a huge victory for several reasons.

It withstood incredible pressure and backroom lobbying from the governor’s office, and  it gives us two years to find the votes needed to override a veto.  But most importantly, there is a court case pending questioning the equality of civil unions.  When the court considers the legality of a ...
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Marriage Equality – Votes on Feb. 13 and 16

Marriage Equality in Jersey is comig up for a vote.  The full New Jersey Senate will on vote Monday, February 13.  The session will begin at noon .  Please try to get there between 9am and 10am to fill the gallery if you are interested in going. The full New Jersey Assembly will vote on Thursday, February 16 in a session beginning at 1:00pm.

Letters should be sent, delivered or e-mailed before the vote date. Garden State Equality has provided a ...

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Assembly Hearing – Feb. 2

The Assembly Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the marriage equality bill on Thursday, February 2 at 10:00am at the New Jersey State House, 125 West State Street in Trenton. If you would like a seat in the main room, get there early. Rev. Craig will have “Standing on the Side of Love” lapel stickers for all UU’s, so look forr her on the front of the annex steps as of about 9:30am.

This hearing is the final hearing on the bill and ...

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Marriage Equality Bills Introduced

In the new legislative session beginning in January 2012, the very first bills posted in the Assembly and Senate (A.1 and S.1 respectively) would establish marriage equality in New Jersey.

Check back for more information – we’ll keep you posted.

A Senate hearing is being held on Tuesday, January 24 at 11:00am in the State House in Trenton.  Join fellow UULMNJ members at the hearing – make sure to get there early!

You can also contact your legislators, see  www.njleg.state.nj.us/ for contact ...

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Marriage Equality – Senate Hearing Jan. 24, 2012

In the new legislative session beginning in January 2012, the very first bills posted in the Assembly and Senate (A.1 and S.1 respectively) would establish marriage equality in New Jersey.

A Senate hearing is being held on Tuesday, January 24 at 11:00am in the State House in Trenton.  Join fellow UULMNJ members at the hearing – make sure to get there early!

You can also contact your legislators, see  www.njleg.state.nj.us/ for contact information.

And let us know if you would like to be ...

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Senate Hearing – January 24 – We Need You

Garden State Equality is compiling witnesses to testify at the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, January 24 at 11:00 am on S.1, the marriage equality bill.  The hearing will be Tuesday at 11:00 am at the State House, though people will be meeting earlier to get seats.

They are specifically seeking:

  • Civil union couples who have faced difficulties with the civil union law.
  • Civil union couples who want to talk about what the deprivation of marriage equality means to them.
  • Clergy.
  • LGBT ...
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Cherry Hill: Gearing Up for Marriage Equality

Two years ago, the UU Church in Cherry Hill, under the leadership of our Social Justice Committee, put out an enormous effort to support marriage equality. Sadly, the bill before the legislature was defeated. We stood proudly along with other advocates of marriage equality doing our part. We wrote letters, volunteered time, and created a legislative brigade through which we were able to send about a dozen people (different people for different hearings depending on the individual availability of our church community ...

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