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December 14, 2009

Senate Bill 1967: Legalizing Same-sex Marriage

Sponsor:
Weinberg, Loretta as Primary Sponsor
Lesniak, Raymond J. as Primary Sponsor
Buono, Barbara as Co-Sponsor
Ruiz, M. Teresa as Co-Sponsor
Cunningham, Sandra B. as Co-Sponsor
Gill, Nia H., Esq. as Co-Sponsor
Stack, Brian P. as Co-Sponsor

Summary:
This bill would grant legal recognition as marriage to same-sex unions in New Jersey.

Status:

1/8/2008Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
12/7/2009Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading This bill is scheduled to come before the Senate on Thursday, January 7 sometime after 2:00

This bill failed to pass and is now dead.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose!

Action Requested:
None at this time.

Background:
Several prominent New Jersey politicians have said they want same-sex marriage enacted via the legislature, rather than letting the people themselves decide. We must oppose this bill now, because we could be too late if we wait.

Politicians currently in office have killed bills that would let the people vote on this vitally important issue.

Your rights as a parent are not spelled out in the U.S. Constitution. Instead, they hinge on statements of the U.S. Supreme Court. But the Supreme Court has said that parental rights are based on “western civilization concepts of the family” (Troxel v. Granville). So if the western civilization concept of marriage—one man and one woman—is undermined, parental rights may shrink or disappear with it.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

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