September 12, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Thursday upheld a ban on gay conversion therapy in New Jersey. The lawsuit was filed by two licensed therapists, among others, who practice "sexual orientation change efforts." In November a federal judge in Trenton dismissed the lawsuit, rejecting ...[read more]
December 21, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a controversial immigration bill Friday that will allow students in the country illegally to be eligible for in-state rates to attend state colleges, effective immediately. Christie's administration and the state senate reached a compromise on what has ...[read more]
October 22, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced on Monday that his administration would drop its appeal challenging same-sex marriage in the state. Christie's appeal was the last hurdle in making same-sex marriage legal in New Jersey, but the administration withdrew its challenge, stating that there ...[read more]
October 13, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Supreme Court of New Jersey on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie challenging a lower court ruling that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry. The decision will allow the case to skip appellate-level hearings and move straight to the Supreme Court, with ...[read more]
October 1, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The administration of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Monday sent a letter to the state's supreme court, appealing a lower court ruling which held that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry in the state. Despite Judge Mary Jacobson's finding that the state's current process of civil ...[read more]
August 20, 2013
by G. Redd
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed Assembly Bill 3371 into law on Monday, banning licensed therapists from providing sexual orientation conversion services to minors. New Jersey is now the second state to ban such practices following a similar ban in California last September. Christie ...[read more]
August 17, 2013
by Blake Lynch
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday sent back legislation that would have made medical marijuana more accessible to patients and increased the ease with which minors could qualify for the program. Christie agreed to sign the bill if further revisions are made, including the stipulation ...[read more]
February 18, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage and called for a voter referendum to decide the issue, rather than the state legislature. In his veto statement, Christie defended the legal importance of a voter referendum: The framers of our State ...[read more]
February 17, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The New Jersey State Assembly voted 42-33 on Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage. Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, who sponsored the bill, indicated that she was proud the legislature was able to use the legislative process to represent all of the citizens of the state. The approved legislation... ...[read more]
January 12, 2012
by Max Slater
The New Jersey Legislature passed an amendment to a bill on Monday that establishes a one-year ban on a natural gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Legislators re-introduced the bill this year after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) conditionally vetoed ...[read more]

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