WEINBERG STATEMENT ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY LEGISLATION

Senator Weinberg speaks at a press conference on marriage equality.

TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg issued the following statement today saying she was holding the marriage equality legislation, S-3109, scheduled for consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee:

“After conferring with Lambda Legal, the national gay rights law organization, we have decided to pull from consideration for now the proposed legislation that would write marriage equality into law. The issue is still new and legally complex, and we want to be able to fully understand all the potential legal ramifications of our efforts as we work to reach our goal of bringing marriage equality firmly and permanently into our laws.”

“We all want to find the best way to have the strongest marriage equality law that permanently guarantees that gay couples will have the same rights and benefits as others in marriage. We have worked long and hard to achieve true equality for everyone, we want to be certain that these rights are secure in law and will stand up over time.”

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