The New Jersey Supreme Court voted yesterday to extend marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples in a 4 to 3 vote, ruling that denying us of this privilege is unconstitutional.
By ruling in favor of gay unions the court and the state is sending a clear message to the rest of America that our relationships are just as important and meaningful as any heterosexual relationship and should be recognized and protected under the law.
I'm excited that those comitted gay and lesbian couples, some of which have been together for 17 years or more will finally be able to participate in this part of the American dream that has been out of reach for far too long.
However, I do believe the political timing couldn't be worse with the elections only a couple of weeks away. I'm sure Karl Rove, the Bush administration, and the struggling Republican party is somewhere locked in a conference room plotting how to win this next election at the expense of gays and lesbians...again.