Thursday, January 07, 2010

Lambda Legal will force New Jersey back to court

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund will go back to court after the New Jersey Senate failed to pass a same-sex marriage bill, in accordance with the results of Lewis v. Harris in 2006 before the New Jersey state supreme court. In 2008 the New Jersey Civil Union Commission and found that civil unions fall short of the equality requirements of the 2006 decision. The story (sent by email today) is (web url) here.

Courts sometimes return controversial matters to legislatures with general guidelines as to what the legislatures must do to comply with constitutional law.

The Facebook page for the New Jersey gay marriage "fight" is here.

The most recent story from the Newark Star Ledger came Dec. 7, when the bill was still being debated, here.

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