NJ: Gay Marriage to Lose AGAIN!

BettyJean Kling

In NJ today they are deciding the fate of some of their citizens. These citizens pay the same taxes as everyone else and in all other respects are no different except for one thing- they do not fit what religion deems fit to be married! Silly me and I thought this country was founded on the freedom of religion and the separation of church and state.

So long as these folks pay into the Federal systems and abide by Federal laws how dare anyone prevent them from the full rights of any other citizen? How dare they offer them a civil union which offers them many but not all rights? Who the hell are these people to decide what rights to withhold some of our citizens? How man hetero’s divorce in months compared to these couples many of who last 20 or more years—this is a disgrace! A pock on all their houses these homophobes who in their private moments are no angels but sinners like every other human being. If God says do not judge – lest they be judged – they have much to answer for these hypocrites.

I helped Christy Win in order to eviscerate the Dem and take out the incumbent and I am not sorry that I accomplished that but this is why we need to have a third party not tied to and the religious right! I believe in God – but let God be my judge!

Further we live under a Constitution wherein we are promised the life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and above all else freedom from religious persecution. This is religious persecution. The churches have brainwashed us into hating our brethren unless they follow blindly in the ways of the church. A pock on organized religion which has ruined democracy and destroyed lives when it forces itself where it is not invited- nor wanted!

By Terrence Dopp
Jan. 7 (Bloomberg) — New Jersey Senate President Richard Codey said a gay marriage bill scheduled for a vote later today doesn’t have the support to pass.

Codey, a West Orange Democrat, said he will still post the measure during the voting session, which is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

The measure, which would have made the state the sixth in the U.S. to allow same-sex marriage, needs 21 votes to pass the 40-member Senate. Advocates had hoped for passage before Democratic Governor Jon Corzine, a supporter, leaves office Jan. 19. His successor, Republican Christopher Christie, opposes gay marriage.

Failure in New Jersey would be the latest defeat for gay- rights activists in the U.S. New York’s Senate rejected a similar measure in December, while Maine voters in a November referendum overturned that state’s same-sex nuptial law enacted six months earlier by Democratic Governor John Baldacci.

Civil Unions

Corzine, 63, the former co-chairman of Goldman, Sachs & Co., signed the civil unions law in 2006 after the state Supreme Court ordered lawmakers to extend marital rights to gay and lesbian couples. In 2008, a panel created by the law to evaluate the effectiveness of allowing civil unions said it doesn’t provide the same benefits and protections as marriage.

Hospitals, insurance companies and out-of-state businesses often deny spousal rights to gay couples, said Steven Goldstein, head of Garden State Equality, which lobbied for the measure.

New Jersey’s bill to allow gay marriage was approved 7-6 by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Dec. 8. The next day, Codey delayed a vote by the full chamber after it became unclear whether sponsors had enough support.

Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts said Dec. 31 his chamber would only consider the bill if it first cleared the Senate. Codey responded earlier this week by scheduling yesterday’s vote. Democrats control both the Senate and Assembly.

Gay nuptials are currently allowed in Iowa, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut and New Hampshire, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Thirty-one states have constitutional provisions defining marriage as between one man and one woman, according to the legislative conference.

John Tomicki, president of the New Jersey Coalition to Preserve and Protect Marriage, said his group had wanted the issue to go before the state’s voters as it has in Maine and other states. He said the Legislature should not be allowed to redefine the state’s definition of marriage.

–Editors: Stacie Servetah, Walid el-Gabry
To contact the reporter on this story: Terrence Dopp in Trenton, New Jersey, at +1-609-394-0739 or tdopp@bloomberg.net.
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Tannenbaum at +1-212-617-1962 or mtannen@bloomberg.net.


4 Responses

  1. Hey Betty Jean! Good Post – Great Read!

    Re-post from the other thread “Nurture verses Nature” in case you missed it.

    wontbackdown, on January 7th, 2010 at 4:12 pm Said:

    Hi Betty Jean and all!

    Caught the last 30 minutes last night but the chat room was definitely weird. Hope Phillis comes back. Looked that guy up, he seems to come highly recommended from a Structured Settlement Firm (for lawsuits) and is a very interesting Website designer? Don’t know the story, but, we all have our histories, BJ.
    Anyway, tried to send you the final update info on the TMU website and the agreement on the Woman to Woman song – it’s TMU’s to use – it’s just not for sale! Thanks for the offer, though, BJ! Getting back to doing some music was good for me and I think I’ll try to put it out there – who knows, you all have inspired me that it’s worth listening too – maybe at my age I can make a living at my firs love someday!

    Sorry I missed your voice mail about the site – thank you! It was wonderful and I’ve listened to it three times – glad you “love it, love it, love it!” and I hope I”ve been able to contribute at least a beginning for the TMU home-base site! I’m proud of it too!

    The site’s all yours! Let me know if there’s anything else you need until you find a webmaster (hint, hint readers, lurkers, volunteers). Wish I could, but I have to get back to the life of the living (not so much computing).

    BTW, BJ, I was really impressed at your own skills – you’re really good on this stuff too! Wore me out on that all night email project! (Whew! I’m not good at all-nighters!)

    Finally, rested up and ready to get back to my work! I’m an email away!

    P.S. Would you mind putting my name and copyright notice on the song on the radio show page! B.J. Thanks! Just trying to take your advice and start taking credit on my creative work for a change – thanks!

    wontbackdown, on January 7th, 2010 at 4:22 pm Said:

    P.S.S. If you would just get me back an email on agreeing not to reproduce and/or use my Woman to Woman song for anything other than I stated, I would appreciate it. I know you’re busy, B.J., but that’s the only thing I’ve asked for, for its continued use by TMU. Thanks! I appreciate it!

    • Well I am glad someone read and commented — I realize this is not a usual topic for us but either we are going to respect equality for ALL or we are not. It becomes very obvious to anyone who wants to see it — that organized religion is slAnted toward the- man. male dominance and pro creation for the purposE of growing the church and ruling the masses with fear and domination and power structures.
      Conservative women are lulled into complacecy for love of their children and duty to their husbands and love but always its the underlying fear of loss or rejection on one hand and the shame of it and blame of it on the other.

      Liberal women on the other hand in an effort to shed that mess do a 180 and winD up just as ridiculously lost at the opposite extreme.

      Both are victims of their chosen roles As if those were their only two choices– why?

      Who decided women had only two choices either /or?

      WTF — we are foolish to settle for Madonna or whore and all considered bitches anyway.
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

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  3. That is too nice, when it comes in india hope it could make a Rocking place for youngster.. hope that come true.

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