Day of civil union, they still dream of nuptials

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April 1, 2007

4/1/2007


"For five years, Alicia Heath-Toby and Saundra Toby-Heath fought for the right to marry, taking on the state of New Jersey in a lawsuit filed with six other same-sex couples. They learned late last year that marriage would have to wait, when state lawmakers chose to allow same-sex civil unions instead.


"The couple obtained a civil union license from Newark City Hall on Tuesday, about five years after they were turned down for a marriage license. The incident prompted the couple and six others, under the gay rights group Lambda Legal, to file a landmark suit against the state for the right to marry."


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