Garden State Equality Chairman Steven Goldstein, the leader of the state's largest marriage equality advocacy group, today welcomed the presence in New Jersey of a group opposed to gay civil unions.
"If this group is going to spend time and money in New Jersey, arguably the country's bluest state, let them," said Goldstein, of Common Sense America, which is headed up by Brian Brown, the former executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut. The group is calling 14th district voters seeking their views on gay marriage in addition to other issues, and issue advocacy radio ads targeting Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein, who was endorsed by Goldstein's group, that depict her as a tax-and-spend liberal.
"Make our day," said Goldstein. "New Jersey's a progressive state."