SWEENEY STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT MARRIAGE EQUALITY RULING

Senate President Sweeney and Legislative Democrats Discuss Passage of the Marriage Equality Bill

TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement after the Supreme Court voted unanimously to deny the state’s attempt to prevent same-sex couples from marrying on Monday, Oct. 21:

This unanimous ruling is yet another victory in the fight for marriage equality in New Jersey, and affirms what we already knew: that same-sex marriage will inevitably be the law of the land.

“October 21st will go down in history as the day same-sex New Jersey couples were finally provided the freedom to marry, a right that millions of people in this state already have.

 “As the legal case proceeds, we will continue our effort in the Legislature to ensure that marriage equality remains and that all residents are treated the same under the law. I applaud the court for its decision and for recognizing the importance of protecting the rights of same-sex couples in our state.”

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