TRENTON – A bipartisan bill sponsored by Senators Loretta Weinberg and Jennifer Beck which would repeal certain obsolete, antiquated statutes containing demeaning language to women was approved by the Senate today by a vote of 37-0.
The bill, S-2665, would repeal a number of statues on the books which either do not accurately reflect the status of women in the 21st Century, or contain language which would be considered sexist or demeaning under today’s standards.
“The legal status and rights of women have come a long way since these demeaning, outdated laws were actually enforced,” said Senator Weinberg, D-Bergen. “It’s time to retire these antiquated reminders of the struggles that women faced in the fight to achieve equality from New Jersey law books, once and for all. We shouldn’t harbor such biased, obsolete and offensive language to be contained within the confines of official legal doctrine any more in New Jersey.”