NJ Aclu renews gay marriage push unde...

NJ Aclu renews gay marriage push under new leader

There are 4 comments on the NorthJersey.com story from Mar 31, 2013, titled NJ Aclu renews gay marriage push under new leader. In it, NorthJersey.com reports that:

The New Jersey Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has renewed its push to legalize gay marriage in the state under a new executive director.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Mar 31, 2013
New Jersey legislators will wait until the DOMA decision & their primary election before attempting to overturn fat-boy's veto.

If that fails, then it's time to submit it to the people for a vote; unless they want to wait another 4 years for a shot at marriage equality.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#3 Mar 31, 2013
One way or the other, same-sex marriage is likely to torpedo Cristie's rumored bid for the Republican nomination to President.

Detractors on the right will demagogue him for allowing marriage equality under his watch, whether it come through veto override or ballot box.

Probably his best outcome would be having the New Jersey Supreme Court revisit the decision and impose marriage equality on the Garden State, as the Supreme Judicial Court did in Massachusetts. Despite fighting that decision far harder than Cristie would dare, the rabid right attacked him as mercilessly as they did over Romneycare.

In other words, the best outcome for Cristie is bleak.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Mar 31, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
One way or the other, same-sex marriage is likely to torpedo Cristie's rumored bid for the Republican nomination to President.
Detractors on the right will demagogue him for allowing marriage equality under his watch, whether it come through veto override or ballot box.
Probably his best outcome would be having the New Jersey Supreme Court revisit the decision and impose marriage equality on the Garden State, as the Supreme Judicial Court did in Massachusetts. Despite fighting that decision far harder than Cristie would dare, the rabid right attacked him as mercilessly as they did over Romneycare.
In other words, the best outcome for Cristie is bleak.
I tend to agree his best "out" is the NJ Supremes.

I wonder how quickly the courts will dispose of the current case after DOMA is overturned, considering they already rules same-sex couples must have the same rights as married opposite-sex couples? Obviously civil unions won't be able to comply with their previous order.

It could be a matter of summary judgments as soon as the DOMA ruling is official. I guess that will likely depend on the judges as usual.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Mar 31, 2013
NJ courts have been sitting on this case for THREE YEARS NOW!!!!!!!!!!

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