With all the problems that NJ supposedly has such as the highest property tax in the nation and one of the highest insurance rates in the country, one would think that the least problem facing NJ is gay marriage. But the New Jersey Coalition to Preserve and Protect Marriage has begun a petition drive to try to get at least 20,000 signatures, hoping to persuade legislative leaders to allow a vote defining marriage as a union between one woman and one man.
I am still so confused about what the big deal with gay marriage is really all about. I will never understand what two men or two women do, and whether or not they join in a marriage union, effects any heterosexual marriage whatsoever. Everyone has the right to believe gay marriage is right or wrong, everyone has the right to his or her opinion about gay rights, but gay individuals are productive members of society and they should have every right available to them that any other citizen has, including the right to marry if they so desire.
I have been proud of NJ and the proactive measures it has taken to protect the civil rights of its citizens, particularly in respect to gay rights! I hope NJ will reject attempts to set back those rights and further discrimination. I hope groups such as the New Jersey Coalition to Preserve and Protect Marriage will leave us the hell alone and go somewehre else!