||[Jun. 14th, 2005|04:13 pm]
Grand Old Party News
Court: New Jersey Constitution Does Not Require Gay Marriage|
POSTED: 10:50 am EDT June 14, 2005
NEWARK, N.J. -- There was another setback Tuesday for seven same-sex couples who want to marry in New Jersey.
An appeals court says the state constitution does not require the recognition of gay marriage.
The two-to-one decision upheld a lower court ruling from 2003.
The state had argued that the trend in this country is to limit marriage to one man and one woman. The state also said the law should only be changed by the Legislature.
The majority agreed, saying a time may come when society accepts the view.
The attorney for the couples said the ban on gay marriage is discrimination that should be struck down much like laws that once barred interracial couples from marrying.
The case is expected to go to the state Supreme Court.
Let's hope it holds true after it goes to the Supreme Court.