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    NJ voters oppose calling same-sex unions "marriage"
    Mon Nov 6, 2006 12:28pm ET
    By Jon Hurdle

    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Only a quarter of voters in the U.S. state of New Jersey are in favor of allowing same-sex relationships to be called marriage although half favor equal rights for such unions, a poll showed on Monday.

    The poll, published in the Star-Ledger newspaper, follows a New Jersey Supreme Court ruling last month that same-sex couples are entitled to the same rights as heterosexual couples, but that state lawmakers should decide within six months whether those relationships could be called marriage.

    Many lawmakers interviewed after the court decision said they do not expect the legislature to legalize same-sex marriage in New Jersey when the Assembly and Senate return from recess later this month.

    Half of the 777 people telephone polled by Blum & Weprin Associates for the Star-Ledger on November 1-2 agreed with the court's decision to give same-sex couples equal rights, while 39 percent disagreed and 11 percent said they were not sure.

    Those supporting the court's decision were more likely to be young, female, educated, urban and Democratic-voting, said Mickey Blum, president of the polling company. Those against were mostly older, rural Republicans.

    Of the 50 percent who agreed with the court, 47 percent said same-sex unions should be called marriage while 36 percent disagreed.

    "A quarter of the state is saying there should be such a thing as legalized same-sex marriage," Blum said.

    A decision to legalize same-sex marriage would make New Jersey the second state in the U.S. after Massachusetts to give such unions the same legal status as that of heterosexual couples.
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    Oh grow the fuck up *eyeroll*

    It's marriage. THe literal definition of it. Oh nevermind, just fuck off and DIE.
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