Dowbecause same-sex couples in New Jersey were limited to civil unionswhich are not recognized as marriages under federal law, the state must permit civil marriage for same-sex couples. This was changed in January 23, Currently, Massachusetts is the only state to allow same-sex marriages.
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Marriage recognized in Tel Aviv. Comments 0. Civil unions and registered partnerships. The dissent, led by then-Chief Justice Deborah T. S tate of N ew J ersey.
It also prohibits discrimination against people in civil unions. Views Read Edit View history. Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States. February 21, On April 15,the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear the challenge, thereby upholding New Jersey's ban on conversion therapy.
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Second Parent Adoption. By excluding same-sex couples from civil marriage, the State declares that it is legitimate to differentiate between their commitments and the commitments of heterosexual couples. Frequently Asked Questions. S tate of N ew J ersey.
In addition, the NJSBA formally endorsed the marriage bill proposed by openly gay Assemblyman Reed Gusciora , saying that only same-sex marriage would meet the standard mandated by the Lewis decision.