Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions: 'Homosexual People Have The Right To Be In A Family'The pontiff is quoted as saying, "Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God."
N.J. Judge Hears Arguments About Same-Sex Marriage In Garden StateNew Jersey now allows only civil unions for same-sex couples.
NJ Legal Hearing To Test Federal Gay Marriage RulingThe 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.
Report: N.J. Lawyers Expected To Defend Civil Unions As Court Date LoomsLegal 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.