Peter de Vries and Timothy Carter had to move out of Secaucus to stop the harassment from the firehouse they lived next door to. The gay couple filed suit claiming that they were harassed in 2004 by a group of firefighters who were partying adjacent to their residence. In an Out In Jersey magazine story in late 2004 they both admitted that they were afraid to live in Secaucus. They have since moved.
A jury recently awarded Peter de Vries and Timothy Carter $2.84 million in a civil lawsuit.