Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg and Rep. Rush Holt renewed calls for passage of the legislation after Rutgers University fired Mike Rice after a video showing the basketball coach verbally and physically abusing his players caused a public outcry.
The Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens committee’s vote on Monday moves the bill to the full Senate.
The Boy Scouts of America is embracing its own motto of “be prepared” when it comes to changing with the times and it’s opposition to gay members.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a marriage equality bill last year, but Troy Stevenson – the new chairman of Garden State Equality – emphasized that a lot has happened since then.
Gay rights activist Steven Goldstein is leaving his post at the helm of Garden State Equality, which he founded more than eight years ago.