The "Civil Marriage and Religious Protection Act", a bill introduced in the New Jersey legislature today, would make it possible for any two consenting adults to get a civil marriage. No special separate name or set of rights...every couple is treated as equal, just the way it should be. It seems odd to have this noble gesture be so closely juxtaposed with the malicious, collective act of hate that was committed against gay families by Wisconsin (and other states') voters just three days ago.
Whether or not this is the bill that passes the legislature in an effort to fulfill the ruling of the New Jersey Supreme Court that said same sex couples must have the same rights as different sex couples , remains to be seen. The court gave the legislature the option of instituting an equal structure with a bullshit name so as not to offend the privileged. "Civil Unions" are the back of the bus!