Gay Couples to Sue NJ, Seeking Same-Sex Marriage

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June 29, 2011

"Seven gay and lesbian New Jersey couples, along with many of their children, are going to court to try to force the state to recognize gay marriage.

"The families say in their legal complaint that the state's civil union law designed to give gay couples the same legal protections as married couples has not fulfilled that promise.

"...Their lawyer, Lambda Legal's Hayley Gorenberg, said most people in places like medical offices don't want to discriminate against them, but don't understand the rights conferred through civil unions.

"'People are not badly inclined toward them,' she said in an interview Tuesday. 'They are just flummoxed' by the civil union requirements."


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