Saturday, August 17, 2013

New Jersey's "civil unions" remain complicated; I almost "get it"

New Jersey’s situation with respect to same-sex marriage remains complicated, as a New Jersey judge Mary Jacobson indicated she would not rule until September on whether same-sex couples in civil unions in the state should get federal benefits.  The UK Guardian has a recent story here

It’s a little hard to see why a state judge would have the power to make decisions about federal benefits, even given the DOMA ruling.

Gov. Chris Christie had vetoed a bill authorizing full marriage rights in NJ in 2012.

As for me, last night, at the Cobalt in Washington I did get some attention, welcome but unusual. 

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