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New Jersey Groups File Suit on Behalf of Marriage Equality

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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Two civil rights groups in New Jersey are trying to keep the momentum going, following the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York last week.

Lambda Legal and Garden State Equality are set to release the details of a lawsuit calling for marriage equality in their state on Wednesday.

Both groups have advocated for gay marriage for years. GSE said it has fought successfully for more than 200 civil rights laws now on the books for LGBT couples, including expansions of New Jersey's 2007 civil unions law.

New Jersey's Senate voted down a bill to legalize same-sex marriage just last year. Governor Chris Christie opposes gay marriage — and said he won't sign a bill to make it legal in New Jersey.

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