(TRENTON)–New Jersey Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Wednesday, in light of the Supreme Court issuing landmark decisions on gay rights in America:
“Today’s Supreme Court decisions are truly a game changer in the fight to bring full marriage equality to New Jersey.
“In light of these changed legal circumstances and the growing momentum nationwide for marriage equality, I urge Governor Christie and my colleagues who have opposed marriage equality to join me in embracing our fundamental constitutional values of equality and fairness.
“By striking down the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act, the Court has signaled a turning of the tide in this country. As I said when I helped lead the Assembly in passing its first ever marriage equality bill: years from now, marriage equality will be the law of the land, and our kids and grandkids will wonder just what the fuss was all about. Make no mistake: this issue will define our legacies as public servants for generations to come.
“Now is the time to stand up for our fundamental constitutional values of fairness and equal justice under the law, and I urge Governor Christie and my colleagues to join me in making marriage equality the law of the land in New Jersey without delay.”