Saturday, October 28, 2006

Gay Couples In A Quandary Over New Jersey Court Ruling

Trenton, NJ--In a 4-3 decision made last Wednesday, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that committed same-sex couples must be granted the same rights and benefits enjoyed by opposite-sex couples under the civil marriage statutes.

While this would seem to be welcome news for all supporters of the gay marriage issue, many committed same-sex couples expressed mixed feelings about the landmark decision.

"New Jersey! Are you kidding me? You mean we have to leave West Hollywood and move to...Secaucus," asked motion picture wardrobe assistant Edd O'Herlihy. "Couldn't this have happened in a more picturesque state, say Vermont?"

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