Supreme Court decision in United States v. Harris that the "unequal dispensation of rights and benefits to committed same-sex partners can no longer be tolerated under our State Constitution. Common-law marriage. Download as PDF Printable version.
We've heard that loud and clear from state officials and we're happy to make this change. On December 7,the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee approved a same-sex marriage bill by a vote of 7 to 6, after seven hours of testimony and debate.
Harris that the "unequal dispensation of rights and benefits to committed same-sex partners can no longer be tolerated under our State Constitution. Not to be confused with Same-sex marriage in Jersey. A married same-sex couple may file joint federal income tax return or they can choose to file separately.
Maxine G. Unlike some states, New Jersey retained its Civil Union Law and did not convert existing civil unions into marriages. Submit a Law Firm Client Review. Inadvocates of same-sex unions sued to transcend domestic partnership in the case, Lewis v.
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The Record Bergen County. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. This is a huge advantage for your surviving spouse if you happen to have a large k or IRA. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Obergefell v. The license is then issued and is valid for six months.
It means the lower-court ruling allowing gay couples to marry in New Jersey stands as the law. All rights reserved About Us. Twitter Share. Your schools. Retrieved October 22, Christie had challenged a lower-court ruling from Sept.