A major step toward marriage equality in New Jersey

Today is a landmark day for equality in American history: Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson ordered state officials in New Jersey to begin officiating marriages for gay couples beginning October 21. Governor Chris Christie said he will appeal, all the way to the state’s Supreme Court if necessary.

We’re not finished with this fight yet, but American Atheists stands with our LGBTQ friends and allies on the front lines (American Atheists is a national organization with a current presence in 40 states, but we are headquartered in New Jersey). There is no argument against marriage equality apart from religious bigotry, and American Atheists takes the strongest possible stance against this discriminatory policy. While LGBTQ issues are not our main focus as an activism non-profit, we recognize the common enemy of religious fundamentalism when we see it. Religion is the root cause of discrimination against LGBTQ people by our government, and we will not rest until discrimination by religious bigots ends in every form, in every corner of our nation and forever.

We are very proud of the direction our state and country is heading thanks to the hard work of so many activists, but we have much more work to do. If you are not already a member of American Atheists, we ask you to join us in the fight to make religious bigotry and encroachment into public policy a thing of the past. The road is long and hard but we are making progress, and we need your support today more than ever. Together we can end the oppression!

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  • Child of God

    The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
    he leads me beside quiet waters,
    3 he refreshes my soul.
    He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
    4 Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
    I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

    5 You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
    You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
    6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
    and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

    • ken

      child of so called god what is your point!

    • Connor Gaskill

      Ha! He’s a religous idiot who thinks atheists are the devil. We do not fear your ridiculous praying; it is fruitless at best.

  • Shawn W

    Child of god learned how to cut and paste

  • Makarand Fulz

    I have got entirely different perspective this issue. Lets resort to universal equation which can not be denied(ref. MAN IS THE EXTENSION OF WOMAN)

    But look at the man. He is
    something more. He is X and Y. That means, he is essentially an ‘X ’plus
    something extra. What do I mean by that! Man is already a woman that is ‘X’,
    plus something extra. Does that mean
    first step towards manhood is womanhood? Now let’s talk in mathematical
    language. Here is the equation, Man =
    22 autosomes + X + Y Woman= 22 autosomes + X + X= 22 autsomes + X (by logic not
    by mathematics). . . Man= (22
    autosomes + X) + Y= Woman + Y (by mathematics, simply) So man is everything
    that woman is, plus something extra. Now
    the extra thing is not qualitatively different, but quantitatively. Hence Y
    here must be somewhat like X + 1, X+2 or X+ 3 or something like that. It would
    be ultimately proven that woman can potentially grow into man. Similarly man
    can reduce to woman, if he loses some part of ‘Y’.

  • Another Child of God

    You go Child of God, Im on your side and I think its fun making those who don’t believe in God mad. It’s healthy for you heart. HA HA HA HA

    • what the f***

      shut the fuck up you jackass

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