Lesniak wants to change ‘Garden State’ to ‘Humane State’

At his speech today as part of a march for elephants in Washington D.C., state Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20) intends to make an appeal to change New Jersey’s nickname from “The Garden State” to “The Humane State.”

The veteran Democratic senator from Elizabeth – one of the legislative driving forces behind marriage equality and killing the death penalty – said it’s time for a change, and plans to introduce legislation for the nickname swap.

Lesniak wants to change ‘Garden State’ to ‘Humane State’