Assembly’s Lead Marriage Equality Proponent Congratulates Washington State Officials for Working Together to End Inequality, Applauds NJ Senate for Following Suit
Assemblyman Reed Gusciora on Monday applauded Washington state officials for bringing true marriage equality to what is now the seventh state in the nation, in addition to Washington DC, and applauded the New Jersey State Senate for following suit:
“I want to commend Washington state legislators and Governor Gregoire for having the fortitude to stand up and do what’s right. In a true display of courage and conscience, they put aside political differences to break down the biggest barrier to inequality for same-sex couples.
This is what true leadership looks like and I applaud everyone who displayed the courage to stand up against injustice. It’s gratifying to see this same display of courage play out in the corridors of Trenton today as well. I look forward to the General Assembly following suit on Thursday and hope Governor Christie will find it in him to heed this call of conscience,” said Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon).
Gusciora is the lead Assembly sponsor of bill A-1/S-1, the Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act, which the New Jersey Senate approved by a vote of 24-17 today and the General Assembly will take up on Thursday.