TRENTON – The chair of Garden State Equality today applauded the appellate court ruling that advances their quest for marriage equality.
The state court ruled in favor of the organization’s efforts to pursue a legal right to marry in New Jersey.
“In our marriage equality case Garden State Equality v Dow, in which Garden State Equality and seven couples are represented by Lambda Legal and the Gibbons law firm, the state trial court has reinstated our claim of federal equal protection,” Garden State Equality Chair Steven Goldstein said.
“The court had already upheld our claim of state equal protection. So now our case will be heard on both state and federal constitutional grounds.
It’s a happy day as we pursue all roads to justice, marriage equality in the courts and marriage equality via an override in the state legislature.”