UPDATES: Thanks Ed Zipprich, for letting us know.This resolution was tabled tonight, for further discussion and research, and will come up on the July 13 Council Agenda. Name’s now been changed to be more inclusive of the broader LGBT community: A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING EQUALITY AND CIVIL RIGHTS FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER AMERICANS And we hear not everybody in the room understood that civil unions don’t provide all the rights of marriage. I’m assured a list of the discrepancies will definitely be provided. Meanwhile, chew on this, from Blue Jersey – – Rosi
Tonight, the Borough of Red Bank will take up a resolution in support of marriage equality, and the support of a host of federal legislation respecting the rights of gay people.
The resolution follows – word-for-word – one passed June 15 by the National Conference of Mayors at their annual meeting, in Providence, Rhode Island.
Red Bank Council meets 7:30pm tonight at 90 Monmouth St.. Public comments usually come early in the meeting, says Councilman Edward Zipprich, who’s also VP of Development for NJ Stonewall Democrats, and leader of the Monmouth Democracy for America group.
Zipprich says he came upon the national mayors’ resolution while researching proclamations online for Gay Pride Month. He’s not sure who will be introducing tonight’s resolution, but expects a lively discussion. The Council is 100% Democrat but Zipprich said that won’t guarantee the resolution’s passage. The borough’s also in process of upgrading its employment contracts to include language addressing sexual orientation specifically, a measure he says had broad Council support.
Sen. Jennifer Beck lives in Red Bank. If this passes, that will mean the Senate Judiciary Committee member and featured player on Chris Christie’s short-list for LG, will live in one of the gay-friendliest towns in America.
Jump with me for the Resolution, the Maplewood thing, and who else this Resolution might be aimed at: