New Jersey Solidifies Marriage Equality


Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey signed a bill codifying marriage equality in the state after lawmakers scrambled to pass the law as a safeguard against any future legal challenges at the federal level.

“Despite the progress we have made as a country, there is still much work to be done to protect the LGBTQ+ community from intolerance and injustice,” Murphy said after signing the bill on January 10. “New Jersey is stronger and fairer when every member of our LGBTQ+ family is valued and given equal protection under the law. I am honored to sign legislation that represents our New Jersey values and codifies marriage equality into state law.”