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Petitioning Representative Robert Andrews and 19 others

Stop Gov. Chris Christies attack on NJ's Same Sex Marriage; Tell Gov. Christie NJ is Ready for Same sex Marriage

On September 27th, 2013 a New Jersey State Judge Ruled in the favor of New Jersey's Same Sex Marriage. The State Judge arguing that the parallel label "civil unions," which the state already allows gay couples, is illegally preventing them from getting federal benefits.

The judge ordered that same-sex marriages be allowed starting October 21. But the date could be delayed on appeal, and the office of Gov. Chris Christie indicated the case would be appealed to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

The ruling cites the U.S. Supreme Court's June rejection of part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, a move that ensured same-sex spouses legally married in a state may receive federal benefits.

After the DOMA ruling, some federal agencies are extending benefits to legally married same-sex couples. LET'S STOP GOV. CHRISTIE'S ATTACKS ON NEW JERSEY AND ON THOSE OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY.


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This petition was delivered to:
  • Representative
    Robert Andrews
  • State Representative
    Angel Fuentes
  • Representative
    Jon Runyan
  • Representative
    Lou Barletta
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Senate
  • New Jersey State House
  • New Jersey State Senate
  • President of the United States
  • State Representative
    Celeste Riley
  • State Representative
    Matthew Milam
  • Representative
    Frank LoBiondo
  • Representative
    Frank Pallone
  • Representative
    Rush Holt
  • State Senator
    Stephen Sweeney
  • State Senator
    Barbara Buono
  • State Representative
    Paul Moriarty
  • Representative
    John Boehner
  • State Representative
    John Burzichelli
  • New Jersey Governor


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