New Jersey Civil Unions: The Road Ahead

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With a stroke of a pen on December 21, 2006, Governor Jon Corzine signed into law the New Jersey Civil Unions Act, bringing about the most sweeping change to the rights of same-sex couples in this state since the enactment of the Domestic Partnership Act in 2004. The change from domestic partnership to civil unions, although welcome, brings with it many questions, particularly for the more than 4,000 same-sex couples that registered as domestic partners in New Jersey. This article will clarify some of the changes and the process of transition to this new legal status.

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