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Saturday, December 16, 2006

When in New Jersey

From today's New York Times on the approval of same sex civil unions from the New Jersey Legislature:

"The 2000 Census found about 16,000 same-sex couples living together in New Jersey, though the Urban Institute, a research organization, says the true count is as much as 50 percent higher; nearly one-third of them are raising children."

The article titled "In New Jersey, Gay Couples Ponder Nuances of Measure to Allow Civil Unions" goes on to say that two couples interviewed say they have no interest in marriage per se. It seems to emphasize the notion that marriage is a religious institution. Perhaps marriage should be banned for everyone and everyone could be equal under the law with civil unions. Render under to God the things that are God's or the gods'as the case may be.
This would be legal in Montclair, by the way.

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