December 8th, 2009
08:28 AM ET
8 months ago

Same-sex marriage bill advances in New Jersey

(CNN) - A same-sex marriage bill has cleared a hurdle in New Jersey and is now headed for a full state Senate vote on Thursday.

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Filed under: New Jersey • Same-sex marriage
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  1. what is the benefit?

    really, is there something in it for those of us not of this pursuasion?

    oh, I see. It is unfair. The law should be fair to all citizens.

    Anyone who makes the fair argument obviously is not paying attention. I can think of very little fair in the law. The law is subjective, it matters how much money you make, it is dependant on who you know.

    How about trying an argument that has something in it for everyone. Fair is the weakest argument.

    December 8, 2009 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  2. Kevin in Ohio

    Civil Unions, yes. Marriage, NO. The people of NJ are being taken to the cleaners by a Lame-duck democrat governor and his cronies.

    December 8, 2009 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  3. Dave

    They alsways seem to advance when the liberals in office push them through. When the people of the country vote on it though, they overwhelmingly dissapprove of gay marriage. Why? because most people have a moral compass and no right from wrong when they see it.

    December 8, 2009 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  4. mar

    Same sex marriage, who cares. People say it will destroy or denagrate their marriage, thats just plain stupid or you have a weak marriage in the first place. Gays deserve the same rights as hetros, to have a say when a loved one is sick or has died, to claim that person on insurance and tax forms, to live as a couple with all of the amminities afforded a straight couple. After all God made them what they are just as he made you what you are, for better or worse.

    December 8, 2009 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    It's going to get voted down. If it got voted down in NY, it will get voted down in Jersey.

    December 8, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  6. closetoyou

    New Jersey, please follow New York and vote NO on same sex marriage. Marriage is between a man and a woman, period.

    December 8, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  7. P Adams Jr

    Do you think "they" will all move to NJ now? I hope they have deep pockets to support the huge tax bills.

    December 8, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |