Support Gay and Lesbian Marriages in New Jersey

I am a student at William Paterson University in New Jersey. For one of my classes, I had to create an action poroject about sexism. I recently discovered that New Jersey does not support Gay and Lesbian Marriages. I am starting a petition as my action. Once I recieve a lot of names, I will send it to the appropriate source down in Trenton. The ACLU believes that anti-gay marriage laws violate the \"Full Faith and Credit\" clause of the U.S. Constitution, which states: \"Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records and Judicial Proceedings of every State.\" The idea behind this clause was to make sure that in a nation where people could freely more from state to state, each state would respect each others laws. Moreover, the ACLU believes these laws violate equal protection, since they seek to discriminate against lesbian and gay Americans based on homophobia. The laws also violate the right to interstate travel under Supreme Court precedent, which has held that a state cannot discriminate against people entering its territory by imposing unconstitutional conditions on the right to enter.

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Students of a Racism and Sexism class at William Paterson University!

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http://www.marriagewatch.org/news/062802a.htm http://moe.speakout.com/activism/gayrights/

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    William Butler, United States

    2 years ago State: New Jersey
    Country: United States
    Comments: Gays are members of our families, co-workers, and neighbors. They deserve the same rights as others. Instead of being treated like second class citizens they should have the right to marry or civil unions. I am appalled that the State of New Jersey does not give this right to gays and lesbians. They pay taxes like the rest of us. Th economic boon in having gay marriage will help solve the debt crisis in the state. The time to give them this right is now!
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    Shayna Rose, United States

    2 years ago State: -
    Country: United States
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    Brett Schneider, United States

    2 years ago State: Massachusetts
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