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Poll: NJ residents narrowly support Gay marriage
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Poll: NJ residents narrowly support Gay marriage

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

As New Jersey Democratic lawmakers debate over whether to attempt to pass a law that would legalize Gay marriage, supporters of a marriage equality bill flocked to the Statehouse November 23, the first day of the lame-duck session.

Steven Goldstein, chair of Garden State Equality, directed 300 protestors to take advantage of legislative committee meetings and speak with their senators. Goldstein, who wore a T-shirt bearing the slogan, "Equality, the American Dream" said the protestor's job was to "see and be seen."

Although the Senate Judiciary committee is not considering the bill at this time, Gay marriage proponents arrived to demonstrate their support for the legislation anyway.

The demonstration and show of support comes on the heels of a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll that finds that the state's citizens narrowly favor the measure - although getting it passed doesn't seem to be a top priority for most.

The poll of 903 New Jersey adults surveyed November 6-10 found that New Jersey adults support allowing Gay marriage by a 46 to 42 margin. About one in eight was undecided.

The latest poll is not the first to show that support for Gay marriage is higher in New Jersey than in many other states throughout the country.

A Pew Research Center poll released last month found just 39% of Americans support Gay marriage. But 40% - nearly all those who oppose Gay marriage - said they would support a state constitutional amendment to overturn such a law.

"There is more of a 'live and let live' attitude in New Jersey than in many other states that have dealt with this issue," said David Redlawsk, director of the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Still, the poll finds the issue of Gay marriage is low on the priority list for most of the state's residents. Fewer than one in six said it was a very important issue; nearly half said it's not important at all.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

Currently five states allow Gay marriage: Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Iowa, and New Hampshire.

New Jersey is one of a handful of states that offer civil unions containing the legal protections of marriage for same-sex couples, without the title.

Gay activists in New Jersey have a renewed urgency to persuade lawmakers to give Gays full marriage rights in the state quickly because Gov. Jon Corzine, a Democrat, supports the measure, but Governor-elect Chris Christie, a Republican, says he would veto it if it passed after he takes office January 19.

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