Topics :: New Jersey
By Jason St. Amand | Monday May 14, 2012
A lesbian cop in a New Jersey suburb filed a lawsuit against a local police department and the city for discrimination and harassment.
By Jason St. Amand | Friday Feb 17, 2012
Marriage equality advocates applauded the New Jersey Assembly for passing a bill on Thursday that would allow same-sex couples to marry. They urged Gov. Chris Christie not to veto the measure.
By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Feb 15, 2012
Some polls indicate that more Americans seem to accept marriage for same-sex couples.
By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jan 31, 2012
GOP New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called an openly gay New Jersey lawmaker "numbnuts" after the politician compared him to segregationist leaders from the South.
By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Jan 29, 2012
With New Jersey lawmakers debating a marriage equality bill in Trenton, gays and lesbians are optimistic that same-sex couples will soon be able to legally marry in the Garden State.
By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jan 18, 2012
A gay couple from Ocean Grove, N.J., won a civil rights case against the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. The group refused to allow the couple to hold their civil union ceremony on the boardwalk, which violated the state’s anti-discrimination law.
By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jan 13, 2012
A New Jersey school board began its firing process against Viki Knox -- an English teacher who allegedly made anti-gay remarks on Facebook last September.
By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jan 11, 2012
New Jersey Democrats proposed a new bill that would legalize gay marriage. Many politicians are confident that it will pass the Legislature but worry about Gov. Chris Christie (R) who has not been a supporter of gay rights and is likely to veto the bill.
By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jan 10, 2012
Bruce Harris recently became the mayor of Chatham, N.J., and is believed to be the nation’s first African-American, openly gay Republican mayor.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Oct 19, 2011
An New Jersey teacher who posted anti-gay comments at her Facebook page also told a classroom that it’s a "sin" to be gay, and compared being gay to having "cancer," students allege.