Main | Sunday, February 18, 2007

NJ Splits The Difference

The Attorney General of New Jersey has announced that gay unions performed in other jurisdictions will be recognized as such, even if other the unions were called "marriage". Activists consider this partially good news. On the one hand, gay people married in Massachusetts, Canada, Spain, etc, will have all the rights and privileges of "civil union" couples in New Jersey. However, they will not be granted the title of "married", they will be treated like other "civil union" couples from states like Vermont and Connecticut. Everybody got that? This just gets more and more legally murky and marriage equality activists have vowed to sue New Jersey on this issue. Gay civil unions begin in New Jersey tomorrow.

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