Saturday, March 3, 2007

ENS | New Jersey civil-unions law presents challenge for state's Episcopal bishops

Enactment follows years of debate, lawsuits

By Mary Frances Schjonberg
Saturday, March 03, 2007

After more than five years of debate, a bill offering same-gender couples the right to enter into "civil unions" in the state of New Jersey went into effect at midnight February 19. New Jersey is the third U.S. state to offer civil unions, after Connecticut and Vermont. Massachusetts permits same-gender marriage...

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