Sometimes it seems that everything just happens at once. A bit like waiting for the bus in London where you stand there for ages and none appear, then all of a sudden three of them turn up at the same time. These past few weeks have seen a similar state of affairs with marriage equality.
First we had the federal appeals court rule that Prop. 8 in California was unconstitutional. Then Washington state passed marriage equality. Now today New Jersey passed it too. The sticking point is going to be Governor Christie who has promised to veto the measure when it reaches his desk. You can read all about it in today’s link, including the fact that a recent poll in NJ showed that the public actually support marriage equality.
Will it survive? That remains to be seen. This bill, like so many others, allows religious groups to continue to discriminate lawfully. That bit is still so problematic for me though I recognise that is a sensitive issue. I’m curious as to what you, the readers, think. Should we allow such conscience exemptions to laws about marriage equality that allow discrimination?