Peter Frycki, owner/operator of OUT IN JERSEY, NJ’s own statewide magazine for LBGTI people, has released this news alert which handily recaps events that are scheduled for the day the NJ Supreme Court announces its decision on same-sex marriage.
Blue Jersey and everyone is of course very, very welcome to join the Trenton Gay and Lesbian Civic Asociation in Trenton at the Justice Hughes Complex the day the decision is announced (see below):
Washington State Supreme Court denies same-sex couples the freedom to marry.
Today’s decision in Washington State by the Supreme court was another blow to marriage equality for same-sex couples. But local
analysts say it is no indication of how the New Jersey Supreme Court might rule on marriage for
same-sex couples being as the Washington State ruling was based on that states costitution which is very different from New Jersey’s state
constitution. The decision in Washington State also was based on a Defense of Marriage Act that was passed by the legislature awhile back.
Analysts are expecting a decision in New Jersey by the Supreme court any day now, although it could come as late as October. Many activists and
organizations working within the gay community believe the New Jersey court decision will be very different. Steven Goldstein of Garden State Equality (GSE) said “On LGBT rights as well as on other social issues, New Jersey law has long been different from the laws of other states.
Additionally, New Jersey courts have been among the most fair-minded in the country.”
The Trenton Gay & Lesbian Civic Association (TGLCA)in association with The New Jersey Lesbian and Gay Coalition (http://www.njlgc.org) and GSE will hold a rally at the Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton the afternoon the decision is announced. Everyone who can attend is encouraged to be at the State Supreme Court Hughes Justice Complex by 11 AM if possible but no later than noon. The Complex is located just off of Route 29 on Market Street in Trenton. The TGLCA phone machine will be updated the morning of the decision with details. The number is 609-396-9788. Get in the habit of listening to a New Jersey news program on TV or radio during breakfast. Also, check morning emails early. “Those will probably be the best ways to find out if â€œtodayâ€™s the day.â€ says TGLCA president Marc Fleidner.
This has been a news update from Out In Jersey
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