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S 1 - Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage - Key Vote

New Jersey Key Votes

Robert Gordon voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Conditional Veto) (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (42-33) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes same-sex marriage.

Highlights:
  • Defines “marriage” as a union of two individuals, regardless of gender (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that no religious organization shall be required to solemnize or provide goods or services for any marriage (Sec. 5).
  • Prohibits legal action against religious organizations or their employees for any refusal to solemnize or provide goods or services related to marriage (Sec. 5).
  • Prohibits the establishment of new civil unions on or after the effective date of the bill (Secs. 6 & 7):
    • Partners in previously established civil unions that have not moved to dissolve their civil union shall be deemed married.
  • Requires licensing officers to immediately issue a marriage license to partners in previously established civil unions (Sec. 8).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes same-sex marriage.

Highlights:
  • Defines “marriage” as a union of two individuals, regardless of gender (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that no religious organization shall be required to solemnize or provide goods or services for any marriage (Sec. 5).
  • Prohibits legal action against religious organizations or their employees for any refusal to solemnize or provide goods or services related to marriage (Sec. 5).
  • Prohibits the establishment of new civil unions on or after the effective date of the bill (Secs. 6 & 7):
    • Partners in previously established civil unions that have not moved to dissolve their civil union shall be deemed married.
  • Requires licensing officers to immediately issue a marriage license to partners in previously established civil unions (Sec. 8).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage

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