If I were a Republican candidate for Congress I would immediately change my campaign to reflect the New Jersey decision.
I would say, "Connect the dots:
If the Democrats win control of the House, Nancy Pelosi will be the Speaker.
Nancy Pelosi is from where? San Francisco.
San Francisco is known for what? Two things: A song by Tony Bennett and being ground zero for Gay rights.
If you want Sister Boom-Boom to be the Clerk of the House, vote for the Democrat."
"Forty-one states currently have statutory Defense of Marriage Acts. Twenty of those states have defined marriage in their constitutions. Eight states have a constitutional amendment on the ballot in 2006."
- Issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples: Massachusetts
- Allows civil unions, providing state-level spousal rights to same-sex couples: Connecticut, Vermont
- Statewide law provides nearly all state-level spousal rights to unmarried couples: California
- Statewide law provides some state-level spousal rights to unmarried couples: Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, District of Columbia