Thursday, October 26, 2006
New Jersey okays equal rights to gay couples
YAAAAY to New Jersey! In essence, New Jersey's Supreme Court stated that gay people must be given civil union rights, or gay marriage. In either case, their rights will be equal to marriage. This is excellent news for gay people of New Jersey and gay people of New York, who now have a neighboring state to move to (if they wish) where they will have equal rights. "The issue is not about the transformation of the traditional definition of marriage, but about the unequal dispensation of benefits and privileges to one of two similarly situated classes of people," the court said in its 4-3 ruling." That is how I see the gay marriage debate. It is not about redefining marriage, but rather about equality, pure and simple. And today, equality won out. Good on New Jersey!