Stand Up for Marriage Equality in New Jersey
  • Petitioned Mark Zuckerberg

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Chairman and CEO, Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg

Stand Up for Marriage Equality in New Jersey

    1. Petition by

      Garden State Equality

Mr. Zuckerberg co-founder of Facebook has made major strides in the past few years, turning the world’s largest social network into a more open and inclusive place for the LGBT community. In 2010, Facebook made national headlines for compensating LGBT employees for the additional cost to same-sex couples that are not incurred by opposite sex couples.

In the state of New Jersey tens of thousands of couples cannot share their love and be recognized because marriage equality still has not been made a reality. 

Currently, LGBT families across the state of New Jersey are second-class citizens denied the fundamental freedom to marry the person they love. Mr. Zuckerberg, who married in 2012, has been an avid supporter of LGBT equality in the workplace for his employees at Facebook but now it is time for him to show support for all LGBT families.

But, Mr. Zuckerberg should know that Gov. Christie is no friend to the LGBT community in New Jersey.

We ask that Mr. Zuckerberg support all LGBT families by affirming his support for marriage equality in the state of New Jersey and #UnfriendChristie.

 

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    1. Marriage Equality Advocates Angry At Facebook Founder

      Marriage Equality Advocates Angry At Facebook Founder For Backing Chris Christie

      Republican N.J. Governor Chris Christie will appear at the home of Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, Wednesday in Palo Alto, Calif. Democrats across the Garden State put out the call Monday on Facebook and Twitter to "Unfriend Christie," in advance of the Republican governor's political fundraiser this Wednesday - first reported by BuzzFeed last month - at the Palo Alto home of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan.

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      Thank you to all of our supporters and please continue to share the petition with your friends and family to let them know that equality matters!

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    4. Christie Hit With More Facebook Fallout

      Christie Hit With More Facebook Fallout

      EAST NEWARK, N.J.-On the same day that he picked up an endorsement from a New Jersey Democrat, Gov. Chris Christie faced some pushback from liberal groups upset that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is hosting a fundraiser for him next month.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 8 months ago

      Life on the planet is born of woman.

      • Today's women

      Born yesterday

      Dealing with tomorrow

      Not yet where we're going

      But not still where we were.

      • Women have been the truly active people in all cultures, without whom human society would long ago have perished, though our activity has most often been on the behalf of men and children.

      • I am a feminist because I feel endangered, psychically and physically, by this society and because I believe that the women's movement is saying that we have come to an edge of history when men - insofar as they are embodiments of the patriarchal idea - have become dangerous to children and other living things, themselves included.

      • The most notable fact our culture imprints on women is the sense of our limits. The most important thing one woman can do for another is to illuminate and expand her sense of actual possibilities.

      • But to be a female human being trying to fulfill traditional female functions in a traditional way is in direct conflict with the subversive function of the imagination.

      • Until we know the assumptions in which we are drenched, we cannot know ourselves.

      • When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her.

      • Lying is done with words and also with silence.

      • False history gets made all day, any day,

      the truth of the new is never on the news

      • If you are trying to transform a brutalized society into one where people can live in dignity and hope, you begin with the empowering of the most powerless. You build from the ground up.

      • There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors.

      (Adrienne Rich)

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    • DANNI LAWRENCE-COHEN MONTCLAIR, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS

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    • F. Jay Deacon MIDDLETOWN, RI
      • over 1 year ago

      I'm tired of serving as an operative of a discriminatory government by signing marriage licenses and won't do it anymore.

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    • Ariane Silva SãO CARLOS, BRAZIL
      • over 1 year ago

      It doesn't do much good if you only support the LGBT* people that are making money for you, mister Mark.

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    • David S. Miller FREDERIKSBERG C, DENMARK
      • over 1 year ago

      Gov. Christie should support marriage equality, and Mark Zuckerberg shouldn't support Christie by hosting a fundraiser for Christie until the Governor changes his position and supports marriage equality.

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