Steven Goldstein, Founder & Former Chair of
Garden State Equality
I am the proud prime co-sponsor of Marriage Equality and was not deterred when it only received 13 of 24 Democratic votes! I co-authored a book with Senator Weinberg, The Case for Same Sex Marriage and hosted the first same sex marriage in my Elizabeth home for Marsha Shapiro and Louise Whalpin.
Lead the fight that stopped Anti-LGBT Ocean County Freeholder Jack Kelly, who tried to deny Ocean County Police Lieutenant Laurel Hester’s dying wish to leave her pension benefits to her domestic partner Stacie Andree, from getting a plush pension padding $120,000/year patronage position on the New Jersey Parole Board.
I was the Senate sponsor of New Jersey’s ban on the abusive “conversion therapy”.
Barbra CasbarSiperstein, Director
GRAANJ (Gender Rights Advocacy Association of NJ)
I am advocating legislation to:
- Aggressively fight any federal and state rollbacks of LGBT rights.
- Ban state paid travel to any state that violates LGBT rights.
- Support services for gay and transgender boys and girls and men and women.