New Jersey Lawmaker Seeks To Advance Marriage Equality Bill

New Jersey’s Deputy Assembly Majority Leader Reed Gusciora (D) has issued a statement declaring the “time is ripe” for the legislature to consider marriage equality and “asked Assembly Judiciary Chair Peter Barnes and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver to post the measure before the end of the year, or what’s known as the lame duck session.” New Jersey currently offers civil unions and a state judge recently ruled that a lawsuit trying to establish marriage equality can proceed. A legislative attempt to legalize same-sex marriage failed last year, even though a plurality of residents now support the measure.