Family Law Prof Blog

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

Thursday, November 30, 2006

N. J. Proposal To Grant Rights But Not Title of Marriage

"Conservative groups in New Jersey are pushing a proposal that would grant the rights of marriage -- but not the title -- to gays, siblings and others involved in domestic partnerships. The plan comes in reaction to a landmark Supreme Court ruling last month that said gay couples in New Jersey should have access to the same rights and benefits as married couples. Whether to call those rights marriages, civil unions or something else was left up to lawmakers. Under the conservatives' plan, rights would be available to gay couples, relatives and other twosomes who are not eligible to marry, said Len Deo, president of the New Jersey Family Policy Council. Unrelated opposite-sex couples, who can legally marry, would not be eligible for the designation." Associated Press, N.Y. Times Link to Article (last visited 11-19-06 NVS)

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