Victory: Same-Sex Marriages to Start in New Jersey
Director of Communications
Pedro Julio Serrano
Media and Public Relations Director
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 —The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force celebrates the decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court not to issue a stay in the decision that allows marriage for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Garden State. New Jersey Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson found last month that a U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring components of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional compelled the state to begin granting marriages licenses to same-sex couples. Jacobson ordered the state to begin issuing licenses on Oct. 21 and last week she reiterated that the deadline remains in effect.
The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear arguments in January 2014 about whether marriage for same-sex couples should be legalized.
"We congratulate Garden State Equality and Lambda Legal on their efforts to deliver the freedom to marry in New Jersey and we are proud to continue to partner with them in this struggle. We won't stop working until the option of marriage is secure."
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The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund builds the grassroots political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Task Force Action Fund does this through direct and grassroots lobbying to defeat anti-LGBT ballot initiatives and legislation, and works to pass pro-LGBT legislation and other progressive initiatives. The Task Force Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation incorporated in New York. Contributions to the Task Force Action Fund are not tax-deductible.
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