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NJ Marriage Equality Bill Reflects Concern That SCOTUS Will Overturn 'Obergefell'

New Jersey Law Journal

February 12, 2021

As seen in this article, "Supporters of a bill to codify marriage equality in New Jersey say the measure is needed to guard against potential rulings against same-sex marriage from the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Lawyers who represent the LGBT community in estate matters and family law say the New Jersey bill would provide some relief from the persistent worries their clients express about opposition to marriage equality by Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas."

The article later states, "Thomas Prol, who was the first openly gay president of the New Jersey State Bar Association, participated in the bill’s drafting along with [William] Singer and Debra Guston. Prol said the trial court decision was 'vulnerable and legally tenuous,' but the legislation 'cements marriage equality and the rights of committed same-sex couples and their families.'"