01 Mar '12, 7am

I know a certain high heel wearing male candidate for #France2012 who has an opinion about this.

I know a certain high heel wearing male candidate for #France2012 who has an opinion about this.

What is interesting about New Jersey is that civil unions for same-sex partners, with all the substantive rights of marriage, have been in place since 2006 when the state’s supreme court ruled that not giving same-sex couples the same rights as opposite-sex couples violated the equal protection clause of the state constitution. However, new plaintiffs have stepped forward to say that the label of “marriage” is important too and denying it to same-sex couples in civil union is discriminatory. They argue that when it comes to insurance offices, workplace benefits and hospital emergency rooms, saying “we’re married to each other” obtains a different treatment from “we’re civil unioned to each other” whether it’s because of a lack of education or discriminatory attitudes.

Full article: http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/gay-marriage...

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