The New Jersey Civil Union Act Analytical Essay by Nicky

The New Jersey Civil Union Act
Looks at the 2006 New Jersey Public Law, Chapter 103 that established civil unions for same-sex couples.
# 148383 | 1,410 words | 2 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper explains that the New Jersey civil union act upholds the directions of the Supreme Court of New Jersey in Lewis v. Harris, 188 N.J. 415 by providing all the benefits and responsibilities of marriage to same-sex couples through civil unions and by establishing the New Jersey Civil Union Review Commission. Next, the author presents the criterion by which two people can establish a civil union under this act. The paper stresses the author's positive support of this legislation because he feels that this law gives this group of individuals the benefits they deserve and insure equality under the laws for all New Jersey citizens.

From the Paper:

"Family relationships are such an important part of our society today that promoting the family unit can only be positive. Those couples that are same sex have for many years been under the scrutiny of some many people and things that it made it very hard for them to establish a family unit and live their lives in peace. The right to be able to do this is so important especially to those couples that wish to start families. Not having to deal with the hassles and problems that come along with being a member of a same sex partnership is one less burden that these people have to endure. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "New Jersey Civil Union Review Commission." 2008. NJ Civil 18 April 2009 <>
  • "Chapter 103 (Corrected Copy)." 2006. 18 April 2009 <>

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The New Jersey Civil Union Act (2011, October 17) Retrieved March 20, 2023, from

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"The New Jersey Civil Union Act" 17 October 2011. Web. 20 March. 2023. <>