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New Jersey takes steps to further protect marriage equality – Gay Times Magazine

New Jersey has taken steps to protect marriage equality due to the US Supreme Court’s conservative majority.

According to a report from Gay City News (GCN), New Jersey’s Assembly Judiciary Committee passed their own marriage equality bill.

The decision was unanimous with a 4-0 vote and was created to codify the legislation into state law.

The NJ A5367 (20R) is now headed to the state legislature, which is expected to pass the inclusive law before the year’s end.

Since 2013, marriage equality has been legal within the Garden State through the result of a Superior Court ruling.

However, this new bill is the second attempt to codify same-sex marriage after the first was thrown out over the inclusion of religious exemptions.

Lauren Albrecht, who is the policy consultant for Garden State Equality, gave insight into why second bill was created.

“We have talked about this a few times in the past with our legislative allies,” she told GCN. “We can never be sure about anything. When it comes to equal rights for our community, we can’t leave it up for chance.”

New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney echoed a similar sentiment in a statement to Politico and cited the current Roe v Wade controversy.

“If they can [potentially overturn Roe v Wade], same-sex marriage can be the next thing,” he said.

Source: https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/new-jersey-takes-steps-to-further-protect-marriage-equality/

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Julia Roberts’ shock marriage details to Danny Moder revealed – HELLO!

December 21, 2021 – 16:50 GMT

Hannah Hargrave

Julia Roberts and Danny Moder’s marriage details might surprise fans as the couple keep their personal life out of the spotlight

Julia Roberts and Danny Moder have one of the longest and most successful marriages in Hollywood history and it may have something to do with them keeping their personal life out of the spotlight. 

The same went for when they tied the knot almost two decades ago. Despite Julia being a huge A-lister, worth millions of dollars, their nuptials were remarkably low-key. 

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PM Modi takes swipe at rivals for criticising move to raise marriage age for girls – The Indian Express

Highlighting his government’s recent decision to raise the legal age of marriage for girls from 18 to 21 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took on his political rivals for criticising this move.

“Earlier, the legal age of marriage for sons was 21 years, but for daughters it was only 18 years. The daughters also wanted that they should get time to pursue their studies and to get equal opportunities. Therefore, efforts are being made to bring the age of marriage to 21 years for daughters. The country is taking this decision for the sake of daughters,” Modi said.

“But everyone is seeing who is having problems with this,” the PM said, taking a swip…….