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Thursday, October 26, 2006

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules for Equal Marriage Rights

"HELD: Denying committed same-sex couples the financial and social benefits and privileges given to their married heterosexual counterparts bears no substantial relationship to a legitimate governmental purpose. The Court holds that under the equal protection guarantee of Article I, Paragraph 1 of the New Jersey Constitution, committed samesex couples must be afforded on equal terms the same rights and benefits enjoyed by opposite-sex couples under the civil marriage statutes. The name to be given to the statutory scheme that provides full rights and benefits to samesex couples, whether marriage or some other term, is a matter left to the democratic process." New Jersey Supreme Court, October 25, 2006

Monday, October 16, 2006

Lawyer Slams Anti Adult Entertainment Legislation

"In time, it is my fervent hope that eventually the entire 2257 regime as it is currently configured will be judicially characterized for what it is and always has been: an adult industry-harassing, freedom-strangling exercise in brute governmental power by those motivated by sexual ignorance, fear, and intolerance." Gregory Piccionelli, Esq.,XBIZ World October 2006 [about recently passed republican-congressional stealth legislation designed to eliminate adult entertainment]