Civil Unions and Spousal rights in New Jersey
The legislative, legal and socio-political struggle regarding miscidemgenation laws is only beginning.
This web page will be limited to the current challenge of Civil Unions and their impact on the spouses in the State of New Jersey. Currently, a request is being made concerning the State of New Jersey tax and IRS tax forms that require Civil Union spouses to lie on government documents.
Civil Union spouses and tax form correspondence:
Received 1 - from: NJ Dept of Treasury 9/10/01
Sent 2 - to: Sen DiFrancesco, Assem Bagger & Kean 9/12/01
Sent 3 - to: Original letter sent via certified mail:
Received 2 - from: Assem Kean 9/24/01
Sent 4 - to: NJ Dept of Treasury, NJ Div of Taxation 9/29/01
LINKS for resources and material
regarding same-sex unions:
TASK FORCE FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE (New Jersey)
Green Party Lavender Greens
Equal Marriage For Same-Sex Couples (Canada)
Take the time and protect yourself, same-sex spouse or partner.
For those with Civil Unions, please consider Medical Directives and Last Wills & Testaments. These are necessary whether in civil marriages or civil unions. Medical directives outline your wishes and place individuals in order of importance to make your choices known and the application to proceed. Wills are needed even by those in civil marriage. They may be surprised when property in a spouse's name may not be theirs upon the spouse's death. Take the time now and save your loved ones grief later. ( http://www.partnershipforcaring.org/HomePage/ )