New Jersey joins 21st Century

Governor Christie decided not to challenge the law, and now New Jersey joins the rest of the northeast in granting gays the same rights the rest of us have.

I hate to say “granting” rights or “giving” rights when really, all they are doing is acknowledging rights they should have had all along, but you get the point.

There’s only one state left in the northeast that remains firmly behind the times — my own state of Pennsylvania. You know, where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where the Constitution was ratified. The Birthplace of Liberty and all that.

It’s not going to happen while our Tea Party governor remains in office. The good news is that he is the least popular governor in the United States at the moment, and the top Democrat challengers are all supporters of gay marriage. If we can sweep in enough Democrats in 2014, we could see a big change happen quickly. (If the election were held today, with the GOP’s poll numbers at an all-time low, we’d have a good chance, but anything can happen in a year.)

So congratulations, Jersey! You’ve elected Booker to the Senate. Now just get rid of Christie and some real progress can be made.

3 thoughts on “New Jersey joins 21st Century

  1. Do you have any pointers to a map which show both same-sex marriage and same-sex civil unions? After all, the ball really got rolling when Vermont instituted civil unions (which they later upgraded to actual marriage because separate-but-equal isn’t actually equal).

    But as a stepping-stone in some intractable electorates, civil unions can provide some measure of legal protection until real marriage is recognized.


  2. Pingback: Utah (Utah?!!!) joins the 21st century, somewhat unwillingly |

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