Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Is New Jersey Supreme Court Ready to Legalize Gay Marriage?

The question of whether New Jersey should allow full marriage benefits to gay couples will be argued before that state’s supreme court this week.  Some observers believe there is a reasonably good chance that the court will follow the Massachusetts high court and extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. Rutgers family law professor Sally Goldfarb says the litigants in this case are in a “better position” than they would be in other courts. She also says that “New Jersey's court has a long and proud history of interpreting cases in favor of civil rights, and a victory in this case would be in keeping with that tradition.” Source:  Kaitlin Gurney, Knight Ridder, The Salt Lake Tribune, For the complete story, please click here (last visited February 12, 2006, reo).

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