Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Senate Panel in N.J. Approves Marriage Equality Bill

The New York Times
December 7, 2009

The battle over marriage equality in New Jersey headed toward a legislative showdown Monday night, when a bill that would honor the unions of same-sex couples narrowly cleared a key legislative committee and was set for a vote by the full State Senate. Julian Bond, chairman of the NAACP, cast the issue as the next front in the battle for civil rights. “Gay rights are civil rights,” Mr. Bond said, invoking during his testimony the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the women’s suffrage movement and the abolition of slavery. [Link]

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