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The New American: Austin R. Nimocks, senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, responded to the news with the declaration that “marriage — the union of husband and wife — is timeless, universal, and special, particularly because children need a mother and a father.” Bruce Hausknecht, a judicial analyst with Focus on the Family, said that Americans dedicated to strong families “have to shake their heads when they see activist courts in action. First the U.S. Supreme Court decides that the federal definition of marriage must be judicially re-written to conform with state definitions that include same-sex marriage. Now a New Jersey court says that its own state definition of marriage is dependent on the new federal definition of marriage. With circular reasoning like that, there is no amount of social engineering that the judiciary cannot accomplish to achieve its own ends.”
Politicker NJ: The Christie Administration today decided to withdraw its appeal of a lower court’s decision to authorize same-sex marriages in New Jersey, citing the New Jersey Supreme Court’s biased decision not to stay the ruling until the case could be heard in full.
Kim Trobee at Citizen Link:Len Deo, president of the New Jersey Family Policy Council, explained that same-sex couples in the state currently receive all the same benefits and legal rights as married couples under the civil union law . . . “We’re very concerned about the decision and we believe the judge is ruling from the bench. This is judicial activism. It’s hubris.”
“Gay marriage is a social experiment that will cause serious harm to children” | Toni Meyer of NJ FPC at NJ.com
Toni Meyer of NJ FPC at NJ.com: Since 1994, the number of homosexual men has increased 18 percent, but the number of women who identify as such has gone up 157 percent. This suggests there are strong cultural factors at work in encouraging same-sex behaviors, and at least indirectly, it undermines the whole theory of being “born that way.”
OneNewsNow: “Because of a tight budget, New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie has taken action on state spending for abortion facilities by eliminating their funding. … Democrats are introducing legislation to reinstate those eliminated funds, but the NJFPC president does not believe that will settle well with many voters.”
Len Deo, founder and president of the New Jersey Family Policy Council, writing in the Times of Trenton: “Advocates for same-sex marriage — having failed to convince the people’s elected representatives and having dismissed out of hand the right of the people to decide the issue at the ballot box — now say they will take their cause back to the courts. Why? Because, they say, the people are not to be trusted. Indeed, some of the senators who held the minority view on same-sex marriage, in rejecting calls for a ballot referendum, actually said the issue absolutely cannot be left to ‘the people.’”
NorthJersey.com: “Len Deo, founder and president of the New Jersey Family Policy Council, suggested that the bill would fail despite shepherding by two of the state’s most prominent Democrats.”
NJ.com: “Both sides — those who say they want to ‘protect marriage’ as it is, and those who call for ‘marriage equality’ — are recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to pressure lawmakers. A bill that would allow gay marriage is expected to be debated in Trenton during the lame-duck period between the Nov. 3 election and start of a new legislative session in January . . . ” Len Deo of the New Jersey Family Policy Council is quoted.
Boston.com (AP): “Both sides — those who say they want to ‘protect marriage’ as it is, and those who call for ‘marriage equality’ — are recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to pressure lawmakers. A bill that would allow gay marriage is expected to be debated in Trenton during the lame-duck period between the Nov. 3 election and start of a new legislative session in January.”
Devon Williams reports on Citizen Link: "He caters to homosexual activists but wants to avoid angering the majority of his state. Gov. Jon Corzine wants to give New Jersey homosexuals the right to ‘marry,’ but he has said he will …