For the first time since 2012, the New Jersey Legislature held a vote on gay marriage. In this case, just the Assembly Judiciary Committee. But it appears the bill, which writes the 2013 Superior Court decision legalizing gay marriage into law, is headed for a quick passage in the lame duck.
The reason: With the right-leaning U.S. Supreme Court appearing poised to gut Roe v. Wade, advocates believe its 2015 decision legalizing gay marriage could be next. (There’s some reason for that).
What’s remarkable is that back when there was a real legislative effort to enact gay marriage in New Jersey a decade or so ago, there was a lot of opposition, by most Republicans and some Democrats. This time, the only dissenting voice was “ex-gay” Rev. Gregory Quinlan, a fringe figure.
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My many posts about Quinlan are here.
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