Lawsuit planned to win right to same-sex marriage in N.J.

TRENTON – Two civil rights organizations will announce a lawsuit Wednesday aimed at winning the right to same-sex marriage in New Jersey.

Garden State Equality and Lambda Legal will announce they are filing a lawsuit to win gay marriage rights in the state.

A lawmaker, Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, (D-15), Trenton, introduced a bill earlier this month to legalize same-sex marriage.

However, any legislation would draw gubernatorial opposition since Gov. Christie has said he would not sign a same-sex marriage law.

An attempt in 2010 to legalize gay marriage in New Jersey was defeated, but the issue has been brought back into the public sector recently by two events.

N.J. Senate President Steve Sweeney, (D-3), West Deptford, said last week that not voting to allow gay marriage in 2010 was the biggest mistake of his political career.

And New York passed a gay marriage law last week.

New Jersey does permit civil unions, but supporters of gay marriage say the law does not go far enough.

Lawsuit planned to win right to same-sex marriage in N.J.