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Greenwald: Governor’s Marriage Equality Conditional Veto Seeks to Codify Discrimination

(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden) issued the following statement in response to Governor Christie’s conditional veto of marriage equality legislation (A-1):

“Thousands and thousands of New Jersey families are denied financial security, health security and fundamental equal rights every day because of a failed civil union experiment.
“And yet in spite of their second-class citizenship, the governor single-handedly – -through the stroke of his pen – seeks to codify discrimination against them.
“Make no mistake about it – when Gov. Christie placed his hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the constitutions of the United States and New Jersey, he swore also to support and defend the rights of every New Jersey citizen. He has just violated his own oath of office. And in the end, he will answer to every New Jersey citizen for his actions.”