Gay-marriage advocates go to N.J. justices again

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March 19, 2010


"Advocates for gay and lesbian couples are headed back to New Jersey's Supreme Court to resume their attempt to legalize same-sex marriage. Lambda Legal, a gay-rights legal group, filed a motion with the court yesterday seeking a ruling that would let same-sex couples wed.

"The filing argues that the state has failed to comply with a 2006 ruling that said committed gay and lesbian couples should be provided the same rights as heterosexual husbands and wives.

"'We come back to the court to turn equal rights on paper to equal rights in the real [world],' said Hayley Gorenberg, Lambda Legal's deputy legal director. 'We're asking the court to enforce its order - to give equality, which must be marriage.'"