Clock’s Running Out For Action On NJ To’eiva Marriage

simcha bunim shlita trentonTime may be running out, but a bill that would legalize To’eiva marriage in New Jersey isn’t technically dead. Advocates of To’eiva marriage are pushing lawmakers to adopt the law before Jan. 19, when Republican Chris Christie becomes governor. He says he’d veto it. The current governor, Democrat Jon Corzine, says he’d sign it if lawmakers can get it to his desk in time. Earlier this month, the state Senate canceled a vote on the issue when it became clear there was not enough support to pass it.

The issue was handed over to the state Assembly, which has not scheduled a hearing on it.

Albert Porroni, executive director of the Office of Legislative Services, says the Assembly could take up the measure without a committee hearing. AP

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  1. I’m glad to see rabbi Cohn went and led by example
    B”H we have leaders that also WALK THE WALK

  2. Rabbi Cohen, who speaks vociferously against the other issurim which the Torah labels toeivah, should rightfully lead the protest against this particualr toeivah. The rest of us should examine ourselves and ask ourselves why this particular toeivah engenders such a violent reaction in us, but other toeviahs (business fraud, for example) do not.

  3. Why is this bill a threat to religious society like the sign says? If the religion is all it says it is this bill should not be a threat to it. How is this bill going to change anything from the way it is now. Are you afraid that some religious leaders may come out now because of it? What difference does it make to you on what another person likes or dosent like. It should be no business of yours.

  4. If this bill passes, this way of life must be taught in classrooms when there is -ex ed, and when discussing marriage in general!! It’s so simple, isn’t it??!!

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