Indeed, it is treating this differentiation as bigotry that constitutes an injustice. This initiative ignores human nature because throughout all of human history marriage has required the complementarity of man and woman. Cities and counties in the United States offering a domestic partnership registry. The Two-Way The judge said that the state's current system of civil unions still leads to unequal treatment, which runs afoul the state constitution's guarantee of equal protection. New Jersey has allowed same-sex civil unions, with all the benefits of marriage, since and domestic partnerships since The New Jersey Star-Ledger says the state will likely appeal this ruling. According to the LGBT civil rights organization Garden State Equality, by the end of Julyof the 1, couples who had entered New Jersey civil unions since February 19 had "reported to Garden State Equality that their employers refused to recognize their civil unions.
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New Jersey Judge Rules State Must Allow Gay Couples To Marry
Therefore, the state court reasoned in Garden State Equality v. Both sides have to contend with public opinion that seems comfortable the current compromise. However, those couples who remain in domestic partnerships and elect to not enter into a civil union will be allowed to remain as domestic partners. The dissent, led by then-Chief Justice Deborah T. Retrieved July 31, In Decemberthe New Jersey Legislature passed a bill providing for civil unions and recognizing other states' civil unions.
Retrieved July 31, Views Read Edit View history. Dow, the court concluded that under the reasoning of Windsor, New Jersey was required to allow same-sex couples to get married. Public Religion Research Institute. In response, the Legislature passed a bill to legalize civil unions on December 21,which became effective on February 19,