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NJ senate to vote on marriage Thursday

January 6, 2010

It’s finally been scheduled — the New Jersey Senate will vote on marriage equality this Thursday. It’s been a long, long road to get there, but this is the first time the full legislature in the state will take up the vote. Garden State Equality is once again rallying, and this absolutely has to be our biggest show of force yet. Legislators need to know that we will hold them accountable for their actions, which directly impact our civil rights.

The lobby day will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 on the steps of the statehouse, 125 West State Street. Anyone who can come earlier should, because there’ll be plenty of setup to be done.

For those who really can’t attend, there are still things you can do. First, call your senator and tell them you support same sex marriage and want them to as well! To do that, go here and look up your state (not federal) officials. Then go here to find their e-mail address and send them a message that way as well. There are tips on how to word your thoughts, though we’re past the point of asking for meetings, so skip that. The anti-gay side will be bombarding the legislators with their message, and we need to let every senator know we exist and need our rights now.

ETA: You can also send a fax to your senator, an important tool that was effective in Vermont. You don’t even need a fax machine!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Shaun permalink
    January 6, 2010 4:33 am

    Good luck. I hope you get what you want and need and should have – equality can’t mean anything short of equality.

  2. Robyn permalink
    January 6, 2010 9:31 am

    I currently have had my civil union with my life partner for two years soon to be three, but why can’t i call it married???? I was always taught marriage is between two people who are deeply in love with each other and i myself love my wife more than anything in this world…as far as i’m concerned wether the state says it or not i am married but it’s only fair for us to be able have the same title as the rest of these so called normal couples!!! I AM TOTALLY FOR THE STATE TO PASS TO PASS THIS MARRIEAGE EQUALITY!!!!

  3. Molly permalink
    January 7, 2010 3:06 pm

    Thank you for making all the info. so readily available!

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