Supreme Court Rules that States will not be able to ban same-sex marriage. In a 5-4 ruling the court said marriage was a right of all couples regardless of sex. Garden State Equality will hold a rally this evening with North Jersey Pride in Maplewood at 6:30 pm.
U.S. News and World Report writer crunches the numbers
The 2010 census marked the first time that same-sex married couples will be counted as such in the decennial population count. During the 2000 census, even when no state recognized same-sex marriages, many gay couples listed themselves as spouses; now that five states, plus the District of Columbia, issue licenses to same-sex couples, the bureau will be able to count them more accurately, and that data will be released for the first time ever this November. Danielle Kurtzleben's article in U.S. News and World Report avaialble here.
Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown will be hosting a very special first-time LGBT outreach event in conjunction with the Kathy Griffin Live concert performance on Saturday, April 23. LGBT community members and friends are invited to a pre-show cocktail hour before the 9:30 pm show.