Subscribe to NJ Spotlight Newsletters. However, those couples who remain in domestic partnerships and elect to not enter into a civil union will be allowed to remain as domestic partners. Retrieved November 18, This isn't a valid email address. Garden State Equity v.
Andy Bowen, executive director of Garden State Equality, says the legislation is an important safeguard for LGBT couples who use gestational surrogacy to become parents.
Gay Marriage in New Jersey is Legal
As Americans nationwide engage in conversations about why marriage matters, national and local advocates in New Jersey take strides toward increasing understanding of same-sex couples and their families. Archived from the original on 7 February According to the new civil union law,  when a same-sex couple receives a civil union, their domestic partnership is automatically terminated by the civil union. Views Read Edit View history. Same-sex unions in the United States.
Dowbecause same-sex couples in New Jersey were limited to civil unionswhich are not recognized as marriages under federal law, the state must permit civil marriage for same-sex couples. This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat The Court avoided the question of what to call the legal status, leaving that to, as the majority stated, the "crucible of the democratic process. Please enter your email address. Archived from the original on March 14, Please make a selection.