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 Youth. Parents or other loved ones of LGBT youth.
  • Supporters of marriage equality, straight or LGBT.

IF YOU’D LIKE TO TESTIFY, PLEASE E-MAIL and put TESTIFY in the subject header, and include in the email your name, town and the easiest phone number at which to reach you, which they will not give to anyone.  Please also include which category above applies to you, or any other category or anything else relevant.  Please let them know that you are from the Legislative Ministry, and copy UULMNJ PPN Executive Director Rev. Craig Hirshberg in your email, at

Whether or not you want to testify, please join us that morning.  We need a massive crowd.  Please meet us as early as possible on Tuesday morning at the State House, 125 West State Street, Trenton.  You can park at the Trenton Marriott, 1 West Lafayette Street, only three blocks from the State House, and then walk to the State House.  You cannot arrive too early.

Please forward this information to others in your congregation and urge them to participate in whatever way they are able to do so.  And then let Rev. Craig know what you are planning.  Thank you.

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