New Jersey Governor Corzine Signs Civil Union Bill


Making his state the third in the country to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples, Governor Jon Corzine today signed legislation proposed following an October directive from the state’s highest court. The new law takes effect in 60 days.

Seen here embracing Garden State Equality head Steven Goldstein, Senator Loretta Weinberg said she expected those rights to advance in name within five years: “Not too far down the road, these rights for same-sex couples will be known, as they should, under the banner of marriage.”