Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
Cindy Meneghin, right, and her partner, Maureen
Kilian, heard about the New Jersey Supreme Court’s
decision on gay marriage Wednesday at their lawyer’s
office in Newark. With them was Sarah, left, their daughter.
New Jersey Court Backs Full Rights for Gay Couples
By DAVID W. CHEN
Published: October 26, 2006
TRENTON, Oct. 25 — New Jersey’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that gay couples are entitled to the same legal rights and financial benefits as heterosexual couples, but ordered the Legislature to decide whether their unions must be called marriage or could be known by another name.
In a decision filled with bold and sweeping pronouncements about equality, the New Jersey Supreme Court gave the Democratic-controlled Legislature 180 days to either expand existing laws or come up with new ones to provide gay couples benefits including tuition assistance, survivors’ benefits under workers’ compensation laws, and spousal privilege in criminal trials.
Here we have a perfect wedge issue, and because of a few pedophile-protecting gay Republicans, you can't use it any more.
I mean, how can you gin up fear of gays luring kids into the homo "lifestyle" when you have Congressmen facing jail for doing just that.
Some comrades asked if this would hurt Dems.
This is not 2004.
The fear of the gay seducer is negated because we have real live child sex predators hunting Congressional pages and a gay "cabal" protecting them
Sure, this is going to be a dogfight in Trenton, but it's way too late to gin up the fundies, many of who are reliving Uncle Buddy's wandering hands every day they hear the words Mark Foley.
Two months ago, Dems would have been scrambling, now it's "yawn, let's talk about Mark Foley and Iraq. Signs of your failure"
posted by Steve @ 2:44:00 AM