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New York Today: Gay Marriage Crosses the River
« on: October 21, 2013, 06:57:38 AM »
Via the New York Times: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/21/new-york-today-gay-marriage-crosses-the-river/

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Updated 6:31 a.m. | On the day that gay marriages were first performed in New York in 2011, supporters in New Jersey gathered on a pier in Hoboken.

They gazed across the Hudson toward New York.

“We said, ‘Why can’t we have that here?’ ” Hayley Gorenberg, deputy director of Lambda Legal, a gay-rights group, recalled on Sunday.

Just after midnight today, the first same-sex couples were wed in New Jersey.

It was a victory for the movement that was spurred in part by the earlier success in New York.

New Jersey had same-sex civil unions since 2007, but Ms. Gorenberg and others convinced the courts that this arrangement did not give couples full equal rights.

With the addition of New Jersey, the entire Eastern Seaboard from Maryland to Maine now allows gay marriage.

Ms. Gorenberg noted that with so many people crossing state borders, legal same-sex marriage in New York and not in New Jersey created confusion and inconsistent treatment.

Now, she said, “People who live in the tristate area and function in the tristate area – they’re going to be able to harmonize it all.”


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Re: New York Today: Gay Marriage Crosses the River
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 12:56:49 PM »
At the barrel of the judicial gun.

It is time for more people to take the Jacksonian approach to activist courts. (Although Jackson himself was wrong on that case.)
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Re: New York Today: Gay Marriage Crosses the River
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 07:09:37 PM »
Never understood activist courts being a thing. Surely their job is to interpret the laws, not make them.
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