Civil Unions

N.J. gay marriage proponents speak outside court after hearing, August 15, 2013. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

N.J. Judge Hears Arguments About Same-Sex Marriage In Garden State

New Jersey now allows only civil unions for same-sex couples.

08/15/2013

Marriage equality supporters take part in a march and rally ahead of US Supreme Court arguments on legalizing same-sex marriage in New York on March 24, 2013. (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ Legal Hearing To Test Federal Gay Marriage Ruling

The hearing brings the spotlight on gay marriage back to New Jersey, where the legal battle over the issue has been waged since 2002 – before any state recognized same-sex marriage.

08/11/2013

Gay rights activists reacts outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington DC on June 26, 2013. (credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: N.J. Lawyers Expected To Defend Civil Unions As Court Date Looms

Legal papers are due Friday in a lawsuit filed by gay couples and their children who say New Jersey’s civil unions fall short of a court mandate that gay couples be treated the same as married couples.

08/02/2013