Monday, July 15, 2013

POLL: Support For Marriage Equality In NJ At 60%

New Jersey is one of the few states in the country that has a civil union law which is also trying to enact marriage equality. The primary obstacle to marriage equality becoming the law in the Garden State is Republican Governor Chris Christie, who not only denounced the Supreme Court's recent ruling overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, but has also previously vetoed a marriage equality bill.

However, it appears as if the public opposes their Governor, since a recent poll indicates that 60 percent of respondents support marriage equality, which is actually a slight reduction from a poll earlier this spring which indicated marriage equality support was a few points over 60 percent. It should be noted that New Jersey borders Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware. New York has had marriage equality since summer 2011 and Delaware's marriage equality law recently went into effect exactly two weeks ago.

Surely New Jersey will join its neighbors sooner rather than later?

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