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01/24/2012

For all you need to know about NJ's anti-equality force…

by Jeremy Hooper

…just look to how the New Jersey Family Policy Council, the state's leading anti-marriage-equality lobby, addresses the marriages up for discussion. This snip comes from the pre-written letter that NJFPC is directing supporters to send to local lawmakers:

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[New Jersey Family Policy Council]

It's always petty and insulting when groups like the American Family Association place fear quotes around our marriages. But in this case, the offense takes a whole new level. Here we are talking about something, regardless of one's view, would undeniably bring marriage rights to the Garden State's same-sex couples. It's not theoretical. It's not a pipe dream. A pair of overdue actions from local electeds would bump the state's civil unions system up to the full marriage status that it should've long enjoyed. Personal (dis)agreement won't change the facts.

And yet this top state group -- whose head, by the way, credits himself for launching the National Organization For Marriage -- can't even write the word without surrounding it with contrived fear quotes? That's not just insulting -- it's an indicative action from yet another group whose generalized desire to dehumanize our lives, loves, and citizenship is patently obvious, regardless of how much they try to shroud that truth behind code words or fearful punctuation.

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