New Jersey senate rejects same-sex marriage
January 08, 2010
In a 20-14 vote, New Jersey’s state senate has rejected an attempt to legalize same-sex marriage. Advocates of homosexual marriage had attempted to push the bill through the legislature before Governor-elect Chris Christie, an opponent of same-sex marriage, takes office.
Over the past year, the state’s bishops repeatedly urged Catholics to contact legislators to make known their opposition to same-sex marriage.
- New Jersey Senate Defeats Gay Marriage Bill (New York Times)
- New Jersey bishops speak out against same-sex marriage (CWN, 11/30/09)
- New Jersey bishops urge faithful to oppose same-sex marriage (CWN, 8/27/09)
- The Call to Marriage is Woven Deeply into the Human Spirit (Catholic Bishops of New Jersey)
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Jan. 08, 2010 7:28 PM ET USA
Thanks be to God! Traditional marriage lives to fight another day. May many more politicians and religious leaders have the courage to speak out in favour and protection of traditional marriage. I'm sure this victory for marriage is also due in no small part to the prayers and lobbying of Catholics of New Jersey!