NJ wingers bleat away about saving marriage
Again, with the prospect of civil unions turning them red and the fight for marriage equality continuing in the Garden State, the bigots of the New Jersey Family Policy Council want an amendment. (AgapePress):
Traditional marriage proponents in New Jersey are circling the wagons following the state’s legalization of homosexual civil unions. New Jersey has become the third U.S. state to approve civil unions for homosexual couples seeking the same rights and privileges afforded to married couples.
Len Deo is president of the New Jersey Family Policy Council [see this pic of him with Daddy D], which opposed the civil unions bill and had asked that an amendment be attached to it defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The amendment, however, was struck down by the state Senate. Deo says the Garden State has a powerful homosexual lobby. “This is another step towards a radical redefinition of marriage,” he observes; “and the same-sex ‘marriage’ proponents, even in their testimony in the committee hearings, stated that over and over — that they want the title, marriage, and they will not stop until they get that title.”
The New Jersey Family Policy Council spokesman says the group will now be pushing for a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. And although there is resistance in the governor’s office and in the leadership of both the Senate and the Assembly, Deo notes, he believes the will of the people to protect traditional, one-man, one-woman marriage in New Jersey will eventually prevail.