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Robert Gordon's Voting Records on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Office: State Senate (NJ) - District 38, Democratic Majority Conference Leader

New Jersey Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 31, 2012 S 1599 Amends Surrogacy Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 11)
Did Not Vote
Aug. 23, 2010 A 2740 Requiring Review of New Drivers' Program Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 12)
March 22, 2010 S 799 Adopted Individuals' Access to Birth Certificates Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 10)
Dec. 10, 2009 A 2762 Authorizing Reduction of Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Drug Offenses in School Zones Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 11)
March 3, 2008 S 786 Extending Family Leave Benefits Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 16)
Jan. 9, 2006 S 2083 Domestic Partner Surviving Rights Bill Passed - House
(67 - 8)

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