NJ Senate Panel Approves Marriage Equality Bill

Jim Burroway

February 2nd, 2012

The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill providing marriage equality on a 5-2 party line vote. According to the Star-Ledger, there was a bit of drama during the hearing:

Later, the meeting turned raucous when a minister took the position that homosexuality is a choice and people can turn away from the lifestyle, saying she had data showing there are “more ex-gays than gays.”

That drew jeers from the audience. Cherry Hill resident Jay Lassiter, who had testified earlier, jumped to his feet and yelled, “No, I’m not going to let you talk like that!” Statehouse security staffers along with a state trooper quickly moved in and brought order. Lassiter remained at the hearing.

The bill is scheduled to go before the full Senate on February 13. Republican Gov. Chris Christie has promised to veto the bill if it reaches his desk.

Regan DuCasse

February 2nd, 2012

Cruise over to Jeremy Hooper’s site:
http://www.goodasyou.com

He’s got an audio up of Tyler Clementi’s cousin addressing the legislature and appealing for marriage equality.
There aren’t enough hankies for that one, friends.

james

February 3rd, 2012

just curious how anyone here feels about this…. i read on another blog that if marraige goes up for a vote in the general election in nov it would fail because there would be a heavy turnout of black voters voting for obama. these same voters would then vote agains marriage equality based on there religious convictions. the blog used what happened to prop 8 in california on the 2008 election as an example.any thoughts

Snowman

February 4th, 2012

“There are more ex-gays than gays”

Evidence, please???

I know lots of bisexual and gay people and cannot say that I’ve ever met a single ex-gay person, ever. Even the gay guy at work who’s on a religion kick is still just a gay guy on a religion kick.

The only “Ex-gays” I know of are the ones I read about on here or the few I’ve seen in documentaries…and they really, really creep me out.

I’m pretty sure there are many more ex-Christians than there are ex-gays, and I can’t help but wonder if there’s a link somewhere in there??

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