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Christie’s Vaccine Statements Aside, N.J. Already Allows Parents to Refuse on Religious Grounds
Originally Posted: 02/04/2015 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

A parent need only submit a signed statement indicating “immunization interferes with the free exercise of the pupil’s religious rights,” according to the health department website. ...

Why Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Were Snubbed by Social Conservative Leaders
Originally Posted: 09/30/2014 - 9:20am | Type: Blog

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush were not invited to a major gathering of social conservatives in Washington last weekend in what was viewed as a serious snub of two men consider ...

Muslim Superhero Kamala Khan No Match for Real-life Islamophobia
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

When Marvel Comics announced the debut of its latest superhero — a 16-year-old Pakistani-American Muslim from Jersey City, N.J. — it was correctly seen as a positive development. ...

Judge in N.J. Same-Sex Marriage Case has Deep Catholic Roots
Originally Posted: 10/18/2013 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

The judge who declared same-sex marriage legal in New Jersey was raised a Catholic in Bayonne, a place where the locals still use their church — not their neighborhood — to define where they’re from. ...

Gov. Chris Christie, a Catholic, Tiptoes on Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 07/18/2013 - 7:05am | Type: Blog

As activists push states to recognize gay marriages, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — conservative Republican governor in a blue state and a 2016 presidential possibility — is walking a fine line between two e ...

N.J. Lawmakers Approve Gay Marriage, But Veto Looms
Originally Posted: 02/20/2012 - 9:19am | Type: Blog

TRENTON, N.J. — Even as Gov. Chris Christie's threat of a "swift" veto looms, gay rights activists are celebrating after the state Assembly voted last week (Feb. 16) on a bill to legalize same-s ...