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The same New Jersey that re-elected Christie also voted to raise the minimum wage

TweetNew Jersey voted Tuesday to re-elect Chris Christie as Governor by an overwhelming margin.  Pundits are focusing on Christie’s win as a sign of a Republican resurgence, but the same electorate in New Jersey that voted for Christie, voted to raise the minimum wage. Via Think Progress: In New Jersey, the minimum wage, which was [...]
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VA and NJ Governor elections offer mixed bag for reproductive rights

Tweet While proponents of access to reproductive health services can rejoice in Virginia with Terry McAuliffe’s victory over Ken Cuccinelli to become the state’s new governor, New Jersey residents are stuck with Governor Chris Christie. East coast political junkies, organizers, campaigners, and other people with high stakes in their state elections have found themselves knee deep [...]
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Marriage equality in New Jersey!

TweetAt 12:01am this morning, a whole bunch of same sex couples got hitched in the great state of New Jersey, where a judge recently ruled that barring gay couples from getting married is unconstitutional. Among those officiating was Newark Mayor and Senator-elect Cory Booker (via Lambda Legal). Tweet
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Breaking: NJ judge rules that same-sex couples can soon marry

TweetThe Huffington Post reports: Judge Mary Jacobson of the Mercer County Superior Court ruled Friday that gay couples can marry in the Garden State starting October 21. “This unequal treatment requires that New Jersey extend civil marriage to same-sex couples to satisfy equal protection guarantees of the New Jersy Constitution as interpreted by the New [...]
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Quick Hit: New Jersey may ban “gay conversion therapy”

TweetFollowing California’s lead, New Jersey may become the second state to ban “gay conversion therapy” for those under 18. The debate comes nearly a year after Dr. Robert Spitzer, credited with research said to legitimate such homophobic practices, recanted his own poorly-designed study on the “gay cure.” USA TODAY reports: The contentious practice is on [...]
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