Couples Not Rushing to Civil Unions in New Jersey

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March 20, 2007


"Preliminary figures released on Tuesday show that 229 same-sex couples applied for civil union licenses in New Jersey in the first month since they became available, far fewer than the 1,700 who registered as domestic partners in the state within that option's first month in 2004...

"... David S. Buckel, Senior Counsel at Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, said [he was] aware of more than 20 couples who had obtained civil unions but said they were nonetheless denied rights afforded to married couples."