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Same-Sex Marriage: Garden State’s Highest Court Approves Rights for Gay Couples

54% of New Jersey Voters Support Traditional Marriage

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The New Jersey Supreme Court made news when it handed down a significant ruling in the ongoing debate over same-sex marriage. While the court’s 4-3 decision moved New Jersey closer to the handful of states that legalize same-sex unions, a recent Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 54% of New Jersey voters believe marriage is defined as the union of a man and a woman only.

The court ruled that committed same-sex couples should enjoy the same rights and benefits as married heterosexual couples.

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