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Bruce Springsteen Speaks Out for New Jersey Marriage Equality Bill

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In a statement on his website, Bruce Springsteen has spoken out in support of the marriage equality bill scheduled for a vote in the New Jersey senate this week.

Said Bruce: "Like many of you who live in New Jersey, I've been following the progress of the marriage-equality legislation currently being considered in Trenton," Springsteen wrote on his web page. "I've long believed in and have always spoken out for the rights of same sex couples and fully agree with Governor Corzine when he writes that 'The marriage-equality issue should be recognized for what it truly is -- a civil rights issue that must be approved to assure that every citizen is treated equally under the law.'"

Those of you who live in New Jersey, here's how you can help as well. CALL your state senators. Garden State Equality has a pages on its site which will assist you. Check it out here.

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  1. And thank you Bruce for truly being "THE BOSS"

    Posted by: Chris | Dec 9, 2009 7:51:02 AM


  2. @ Chris, hear hear! I always liked Bruce, and i have a lot of his music. He is da boss.

    Posted by: sonnie | Dec 9, 2009 8:51:24 AM


  3. He composed the song Streets of Philadelphia, for the movie. He has been a quiet ally for a long time.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z2DtNW79sQ

    I can't listen to that song without crying.

    Posted by: Gabriel | Dec 9, 2009 9:20:39 AM


  4. Yes..he is the Boss. Great performer, gives his all! Not surprised he'd speak out for equal marriage.

    As much as I like Streets of Philadelphia, I think Neil Young's "Philadelphia" song packed more emotional power.

    Posted by: MARC | Dec 9, 2009 9:47:31 AM


  5. Yeah, I LOVE the Boss, but wasn't "Streets of Philadelphia" about homeless people or something?! I agree that Neil Young's song from the same movie is much more preferable. At any rate, I love Bruce Springsteen even more this morning.

    Posted by: Matt | Dec 9, 2009 10:09:57 AM


  6. Thanks, Boss.

    Posted by: AG | Dec 9, 2009 1:06:27 PM


  7. When did Tom Arnold start playing guitar?

    Does someone on staff not like Bruce? You couldn't find a hunky pic for a hero?

    Posted by: stephen | Dec 9, 2009 4:22:48 PM


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