TRENTON – The chairman of Garden State Equality cheered the ruling today out of California that declared that voter referendums are not the way to go about settling the question of same-sex marriage.
In a statement, Steven Goldstein said:
“From the Golden State to the Garden State, millions of fair-minded Americans are jubilant over today’s milestone on the road to equality for all.
“Of particular relevance to us in New Jersey, today’s judicial victory gives us fantastic momentum as both houses of our state Legislature vote next week on the marriage equality bill.
“Today’s victory also renders Governor Christie’s call for a statewide referendum on marriage equality far less credible, as the Court of Appeals today ruled that a referendum like Proposition 8 is impermissible because it takes away the constitutional right of marriage equality.”