Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved October 22, Roanoke College. The Boston Globe.
Minimal recognition. Eagleton Institute of Politics. Law Div. Retrieved December 11, Same-sex couples who enter into a civil union are provided almost all of the rights granted to married couples under New Jersey state law.
Democrats press Republicans to 'vote their conscience' on gay marriage". January 20, Your news. This poses a particular inconvenience for partners who wish to marry or enter into a union with a new partner, since the existence of a civil union is an impediment to entering into a new civil union or marriage.
State Sen. The law provides  for the creation of a Civil Unions Review Commission that will evaluate the law's effectiveness and any problems resulting therefrom, and will report every six months for three years following enactment to assess the impact of the law.
By excluding same-sex couples from civil marriage, the State declares that it is legitimate to differentiate between their commitments and the commitments of heterosexual couples.