Articles Posted in the " Gay Marriage " Category

  • Actually, Lassiter and Smith agree on some things

    By Bill Winkler | The Save Jersey Blog In a recent opinion piece (PolitickerNJ/ January 29, 2015) bashing Republican Congressman Chris Smith, Democrat political consultant Jay Lassiter is described as an “iconoclast.”  That’s a strange word to use for someone who personifies the fashionable opinions held by the icons of our celebrity culture.  In common with Hollywood […]


  • Congressman Smith: LGBT persons should be treated with respect and compassion

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ-4), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Africa and Human Rights, responded to the controversy about a remark concerning homosexual rights and human rights that he made during a hearing last week on combating violence inflicted by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigera with a statement […]


  • Passaic GOP Chairman: Rep. Smith needs to “revisit” gay rights remarks

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Here’s something you don’t see often: On Friday, Save Jerseyans, a group of pro-gay marriage New Jersey Republicans called on Congressman Rep. Chris Smith (R, NJ-05), chairman of the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organization, to recant certain comments regarding […]


  • Bell Doubles-Down: SCOTUS “Completely Incoherent”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Say what you want about Jeff Bell’s strategy, Save Jerseyans, but the guy isn’t afraid to double-down on his socially-conservative views in a time and cycle where that’s not the most popular page in the Republican Party playbook. He continued to do so on Monday after the U.S. […]


  • Greenwald: Let Them Eat (Wedding) Cake!

    Democratic Leader Wants No Religious Exceptions For Gay Marriage By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Assembly Minority Leader Lou Greenwald told The Star Ledger that Assembly Democrats are not likely to pass legislation that would protect clergy and religious organizations from being forced to perform same sex marriages and accommodate the ceremonies. What’s less clear is what the Legislature is going […]


  • Doherty Criticizes Christie’s Call

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s fair to say that a solid majority of New Jersey voters are either happy with or indifferent to gay marriage’s arrival in the Garden State. At least one legislator, however, remains strongly critical of both how it came about and the Governor’s Monday morning decision to stop fighting it […]


  • Christie Drops Gay Marriage Suit

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog In a move that’s sure to keep people talking on both sides of the ideological divide, Save Jerseyans, Governor Chris Christie’s office announced on Monday morning that it will no longer pursue its appeal of last month Mercer County Superior Court decision legalizing same sex marriages in New Jerseyans. Today […]


  • LD1 GOP Backs Gay Marriage

    Will Garden State Equality Treat LD1 Repubs Equally? By Irwin M. Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog Save Jerseyans, you might have heard this morning that the District 1 Republican Candidate Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, Kris Gabor & Sam Fiocchi have publicly shown their support for marriage equality. I applaud them for having the courage to do so; it’s a timely move considering […]


  • No Stay for Gay Marriage Ruling

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The top state-level judge in Mercer County, the Hon. Mary Jacobson, A.J.S.C.,  has refused to delay the commencement of same-sex marriages in New Jersey (scheduled to begin on October 21st) pending the final resolution of an appeal filed by the Christie Administration. In short, Save Jerseyans, that means gay marriages […]


  • Russell: Marriage Case Can Rally Lonegan’s Base

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Our friend Chris Russell was on NJTV over the weekend discussing Election 2013 generally and, specifically, what impact the Mercer County Superior Court’s gay marriage decision could have on this cycle’s races. Check it out: After the decision came down late last month, Save Jerseyans, Mayor Lonegan criticized what he viewed […]


  • Christie Nominates Justice, Seeks Stay

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog He first made the announcement back in the beginning of August, Save Jerseyans, but the Governor formally nominated Camden County Superior Court Assignment Judge Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina to the New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday afternoon. Meanwhile, the Christie Administration advised the state’s High Court that it would, as expected, both appeal […]


  • Lonegan Rejects “Activist” Gay Marriage Ruling

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Following Friday’s controversial ruling from a Mercer County Superior Court judge permitting  the performance of gay marriages in New Jersey, U.S. Senate Candidate Steve Lonegan is taking issue with how it’s going down: “The issue here is not gay marriage. The issue is an activist judge who is legislating from […]


  • Christie Will Appeal Mercer Gay Marriage Ruling

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog UPDATE 4:32 p.m. From Governor Chris Christie’s press secretary: “Governor Christie has always maintained that he would abide by the will of the voters on the issue of marriage equality and called for it to be on the ballot this Election Day.  Since the legislature refused to allow the people […]