By Editor | July 24th, 2009 - 5:45pm
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Marriage Equality activist Steven Goldstein is praising Gov. Jon Corzine's anticipated selection of State Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck) as the Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor.  Weinberg is the prime sponsor of the marriage equality bill that the Legislature is expected to consider after the November election. 

"Tens of thousands of Garden State Equality members are jumping for joy right now - our heads are spinning with jubilation," Goldstein said.  "Loretta is our godmother and guardian angel.   To progressive voters all across New Jersey, Governor Corzine's selection of Loretta Weinberg is like adding a jolt of a million volts.  We are electrified."

Goldstein says that Weinberg, a legislator since 1991, is the architect of every gay rights law enacted in New Jersey since she entered office.  That includes the state's domestic partnership and civil union laws, and anti-discrimination statutes.  Garden State Equality's highest award is the Loretta Weinberg Prize for Lifetime Achievement.
 
"Governor Corzine didn't just name a public official to serve by his side today.  He named a legend.  It's a selection that says volumes about his exemplary leadership and his progressive vision of our state," said Goldstein.  "Of course, far more than the LGBT community is ecstatic today.  Our unbridled happiness is shared by every other constituency whose lives Loretta has touched.  She is prime sponsor of more than 50 laws and the co-prime sponsor of another 40 laws - simply astounding."

 

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"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

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