(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Wednesday on Delaware becoming the 11th state with marriage equality:
“I’m ecstatic to see our neighbors to the south stand up for full equality for LGBT families by passing marriage equality. The leaders of the Delaware legislature, as well as Sen. Coons and Gov. Markell deserve our thanks and our gratitude for their commitment to our constitutional values of equal treatment under the law.
“With Delaware becoming the 11th state to see marriage equality within its borders, New Jersey continues to fall further behind in providing full equality and justice to LGBT families. This reality is as disappointing as it is unacceptable.
“To New Jersey’s same-sex couples facing terrible and legally enshrined discrimination, I have one simple pledge: we will not rest in the fight to make marriage equality the law of the land in the Garden State.
“To the vast majority of New Jersey Republican legislators who are obstructing progress: enough is enough. The far-right ideology of discrimination has no place in our state or in our nation. The time has come to abandon that outdated ideology and stand up for our state’s families and fundamental constitutional values by supporting marriage equality.”