MARRIAGE ALERT: New Jersey SSM Vote Expected Thursday!


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Dear Friends of Marriage,

Word just in from New Jersey -- the NJ Senate is expected to vote on the same-sex marriage bill this Thursday, January 7th. The next two days will likely decide the future of marriage in New Jersey for the next four years.

If you live in New Jersey, please contact your state senator right away!

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Click here to look up your senator's phone number!

Last month, the bill's sponsors pulled the bill on the eve of the vote, anticipating that they would be badly defeated. Now, just days before the end of this year's session, gay marriage advocates are engaged in a desperate last-minute attempt to sway the needed votes to push the bill through before Governor Christie takes office in two weeks.

We can't let it happen! The clock is running out, and we are on the verge of victory. Help keep the pressure up!

Please forward this message to anyone you know who lives in New Jersey. Please do it right now!

Brian BrownFaithfully,
Brian S. Brown
Executive Director
National Organization for Marriage
20 Nassau Street, Suite 242
Princeton, NJ 08542


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  1. Ben
    Posted January 7, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Permalink


  2. Marty
    Posted January 7, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    SSM just can't win. Nobody's buying what they're selling.

  3. Kevin
    Posted January 7, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    I think at this point the court case in California, which will lead to the overturning of all marriage discrimination laws nationwide, is the more interesting news event. Thank you YouTube!

  4. Adam
    Posted January 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    The defeat by a vote of 20-14

  5. Adam
    Posted January 7, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    You tube is where all the gays can connect on the video feed and scream loud about how they aren't being justly dealt. Enjoy the youtube forum however legally speaking, nothing significant will happen.

  6. Marianne
    Posted January 7, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    Very pleased that the good people of New Jersey voted NOT to neuter marriage. A committed and public union of equal yet opposite genders helps to unify and stabilize society, and promotes responsible procreation for both men and women.

  7. Deanne
    Posted January 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to the families of New Jersey!

  8. Kevin
    Posted January 7, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    Don't forget, Adam, more straight people support same-sex marriage, by huge numbers, than gay people. It's wrong to suggest that only gay people support same-sex marriage!

  9. jonathan
    Posted January 8, 2010 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    Defeats are just part of the normal civil rights process of public debate. I say vote away... Due process and equal protection governs the final outcome in the rule of law.

    From a technical jurisprudence perspective, Maine, NY and NJ are good news because it shows gays and lesbians are politically powerless to consistently achieve their own equality. This makes the case for a suspect class and heightened level of scrutiny much easier to make.

    The federal court start judicial review on 11 January.. It should be very interesting indeed to watch these proceedings on YouTube during this time.

  10. jonathan
    Posted January 8, 2010 at 2:14 am | Permalink

    About 1,000 federal laws on the books administer taxes, transfer payments, and child custody or inheritance and property rights in state laws.

    Government may not deny any person when administering benefits in civil law, equal protection and the application within its jurisdiction. According to the 14th Amendment and the Fifth Amendments in the US Constitution.

    In other words, I suggest its not wise to celebrate victory on several legislative battles.

    Wait for the judicial victories in the rule of law. There you indeed have something to crow about.

  11. Chairm
    Posted January 8, 2010 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    According to one of the largest survey after the vote on Proposition 8, a significant portion of the self-identified gay-lesbian portion of the electorate actually provided the margin of victory for the CA marriage amendment.

    Not all "gay-lesbian" voters favored the SSM merger in California, one of the most politically gay-friendly jurisdictions in the nation.

  12. Chairm
    Posted January 8, 2010 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    This week, New Jesey showed that support for the SSM-merger is soft while support for marriage is solidifying, politically.

    Excellent news and thank you NOM for the very good job your organization has been doing across the country.

    Nothing succeeds like success. Heh.

  13. jonathan
    Posted January 8, 2010 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    This premise is not quite a conclusion of law or finding of fact until subject to a rational basis review in our federal and state court system. Will the argumentation hold up under the courts rational basis standard of review? Will it pass constitutional muster for due process and equal protection?

    "A committed and public union of equal yet opposite genders helps to unify and stabilize society, and promotes responsible procreation for both men and women."

    The jury is still out....

  14. Chairm
    Posted January 8, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    New Jersey, the blogpost and the topic for discussion is what just occured in a state where SSMers expected and promised a big win.

    They lost. Marriage won.

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