Today, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced that he will renominate Stuart Rabner as Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court and that the state Senate will then hold confirmation hearings to fill one of the two vacancies on the bench. This news comes after months of advocacy by legal and community organizations urging Gov.
As a gubernatorial candidate, Governor Christie often vowed he would reshape the “activist” New Jersey Supreme Court. In 2009, he stated: "I will remake the court and I will remake it in this one simple principle.
Lambda Legal filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit urging the court to uphold the New Jersey law prohibiting state-licensed mental health providers from using dangerous efforts to change the identities of LGBTQ youth – sometimes referred to as “conversion therapy” or "ex-gay therapy."
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie today vetoed a bill passed by strong majorities in the New Jersey House and Senate that would allow transgender people to update the gender marker on their birth certificates to match their lived gender.
The State of New Jersey announced this morning that it is abandoning the state’s appeal of the decision issued by the New Jersey Superior Court that same-sex couples in New Jersey must be allowed to marry. Marriages began at 12:01 a.m. this morning.
Hayley Gorenberg, Deputy Legal Director for Lambda Legal, said:
Tonight, tomorrow and all week long, wedding bells will ring across New Jersey – and in our hearts, we will know that love and joy are being celebrated by same-sex couples who now share equality and freedom.