New Jersey is moving closer to same-sex marriage

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Gay marriage is now a key issue for New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine

The Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday, June 21 reported that Governor Corzine’s advocacy of LGBT marriage equality is becoming a major issue in his election campaign. In his campaign kickoff speech, Corzine stated “We believe that government should allow people the freedom to marry whomever they love.” At gay pride in Asbury Park, he went on further to say “Marriage equality is on the ballot. Are you going to help us make it come to pass in New Jersey?” His campaign also posted a video clip online showing the Gay Pride event on June 7.

Steven Goldstein, chairman of Garden State Equality, said “The campaign reflected Corzine’s evolving views and the swiftly shifting politics of the issue.