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New Jersey Ruling on Same-Sex Couples

As reported in articles such as this one, this week the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples are constitutionally entitled to all the benefits accorded to married couples -- except marriage itself.  The court held that onlythe Legislature has the power to authorize marriage for same-sex couples.

Howard Bashman gives us a round-up of the news coverage of the New Jersey decision. And at Volokh, Dale Carpenter offers a two-part analysis, here and here, that compares the New Jersey approach to that taken in other states that have addressed the issue.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on October 27, 2006 at 05:32 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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