Same-Sex Marriage In New Jersey

Monday, October 21, 2013

At midnight last night, New Jersey began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. And this morning, the Christie administration officially announced that it would not appeal the Supreme Court's ruling. Michael Premo, campaign manager for New Jersey United For Marriage, discusses the news and what comes next.


Michael Premo

Comments [19]

Bill from New Jersey

Brian: You have identified yourself in the past as a Jew who takes his faith seriously. Can you identify anywhere in the Torah or the Talmud where sodomy is permitted? Thank you.

Oct. 21 2013 11:52 AM
Anonymous from Park Slope

People always want, what they are told they cannot have. What is the gain? Insurance Benefits?

Oct. 21 2013 11:15 AM
John A

Another entitlement issue. People who want tax breaks - in this case without producing children. Not to say that taxes and marriage equally need review even w/o the gay issue.

Oct. 21 2013 10:56 AM

The Great Homogenization!

It's a shame that gay culture is forced to adopt this ridiculous straight paradigm in order to be treated fairly.

Oct. 21 2013 10:42 AM
pliny from soho

Brian your beloved immigrants
are in the forefront of the opposition
they are bringing their third world gods with them

Oct. 21 2013 10:40 AM
Estelle from Brooklyn

Why are some people so opposed to gay marriage? Are they afraid that all their children will go that way?

Oct. 21 2013 10:34 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

I'm happy too because this is yet another nail in the coffin of "marriage" period! All government benefits to married should be ended altogether. Single or "married" your rights should be the same. There should be no sponging off a corpse. The end of marriage will be the beginning of true individual liberty.

Oct. 21 2013 10:32 AM

I can't believe there are so many bigots trying to justify their awful beliefs with religion. It's sickening.

Oct. 21 2013 10:26 AM
Alex from BPC

I attended a gay wedding (in NY) over the weekend and couldn't be happier that our neighbors have come around. I disagreed with Governor Christie's views on the issue as expressed in the gubernatorial debate. He thought it should be up to a popular vote, but as has been mentioned, the majority can often be wrong in these instances.

Oct. 21 2013 10:26 AM
RJ from prospect hts

Civil rights are not a majority rule issue. It's by now cliche, but that if many states had had the option to vote on the civil rights of blacks, many would have voted no. Equality is not something to be decided by "a" majority for "a" minority.

Oct. 21 2013 10:20 AM

Hey Brian, Iowa has gay marriage

Oct. 21 2013 10:19 AM
Amy from Manhattan

The 1st caller mentioned tax benefits. When the Supreme Court overturned DOMA, same-sex couples whose existing marriages were now recognized could file to have retroactive tax refunds for the previous 2 or 3 years. If NJ converts same-sex civil unions to marriages, could those couples also get the tax benefits retroactively?

Oct. 21 2013 10:17 AM
genejoke from Brooklyn

Congratulations, NJ!

The caller "Michael," using religion as a front for his homophobia: You're on the wrong side of history, bub.

Oct. 21 2013 10:17 AM

Good News for New Jeresy and the metro area!

Oct. 21 2013 10:12 AM

Good News for New Jeresy and the metro area!

Oct. 21 2013 10:12 AM
Jeb from Brooklyn

I hope other states take a lesson that human rights cannot be put up to a vote. Democracy protects the rights of the majority and minority alike; it doesn't merely put the fates of the minority in the hands of the electorate.

Oct. 21 2013 10:10 AM

New Jersey needs to put the civil rights of obese citizens to a referendum.

Oct. 21 2013 09:24 AM

"Ed from Larchmont" -- given the chances of procreation "mistakes" , it would be just super if you could say something positive here...

Oct. 21 2013 09:15 AM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Who benefits?

Divorce lawyers.

Oct. 21 2013 08:24 AM

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