Breaking News from NJ: Civil Unions Aren’t Working, State Should Permit Marriage

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This is a message from Garden State Equality:

This is huge. The New Jersey Civil Union Review Commission has completed its final report. In a unanimous vote, the Commission pronounces the civil union law a failure and recommends to Governor Corzine and the legislature that they enact a marriage equality statute.

The report will be posted online at 10:00 am ET Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at

Now more than ever, we ask you to attend Garden State Equality's FED UP WITH INEQUALITY Town Meeting for North Jersey on Wednesday, December 10 at 7 pm, The Baird Center, 5 Mead Street, South Orange; or Garden State Equality's FED UP WITH INEQUALITY Town Meeting for South Jersey on Thursday, December 11 at 7 pm, Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood. Please tell all your friends.

Harvey Milk's nephew Stuart Milk is speaking live at the Wednesday night town meeting in South Orange. On Thursday night in Collingswood, we'll show video excerpts of Stuart's speech.

If you would like to email Governor Corzine and key New Jersey legislators telling them to enact the Commission's recommendation of marriage equality, we've already prepared an email letter for you. All it will take is a couple of clicks and 30 seconds of your time. To email our letter to officials, visit

I'm sitting at the City County Bldg waiting for the planning meeting for the Mayor's Advisory Council to commence.  It is ironic that in the land of Google, CMU and other technological feats, we can't get a decent wireless signal in the City County Building.  I'm in the hallway doing contortions trying to get this posted.  I'd love to liveblog, but I doubt that will happen when I enter the bowels of the Mayor's office.  We'll see …

Anyway, big news from NJ, huh?  Here's the link:

More later. 



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