Girding for a court challenge to establish same-sex marriage, Garden State Equality plans a candlelight march through Trenton tonight to mark the third anniversary of the state’s civil union law, which gay rights advocates say has failed to bring about equal treatment for gay couples.
The march will begin at the Hughes Justice Complex at 6pm.
The group’s chairman, Steven Goldstein, made a point of mentioning that Trenton is in the legislative district represented by state Sen. Shirley Turner (D-Trenton), who was one of several Democrats who voted against the failed marriage equality bill in the senate.
There has been some talk in progressive circles of fielding primary challenges to senators who voted against the bill, including Turner. Her press release earlier this month calling for an end to the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” drew a scathing response from Goldstein, who on his Facebook page called Turner “as ridiculous a spokesperson as I would be for making this national pork and shellfish month.”