NJ Defends Civil Unions After High Court's DOMA Ruling

Law360, New York (August 2, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT) -- The state of New Jersey on Friday argued against a challenge to its civil union law, saying the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent same-sex marriage ruling is too uncertain to alter a law that affords equal rights to same-sex couples.

New Jersey made its arguments in a reply brief filed Friday in a suit aimed at toppling the state’s civil union law in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in New Jersey, after attorneys for the plaintiffs motioned for summary judgment in the hopes that...
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