New Jersey is named after the island of Jersey in the English Channel. It is
bordered on the north by New York, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the southwest
by Delaware, and on the west by Pennsylvania. Parts of New Jersey lie within the
metropolitan areas of New York and Philadelphia.
New Jersey has a temperate climate, with warm to hot humid summers and cool to cold
winters. New Jersey is the eleventh-most populous state, but the most densely populated.
New Jersey is infamous for its abundance of oil refineries. Atlantic City is a
city famous for its gambling casinos and boardwalk. It was the home of the Miss
America Pageant from 1921 to 2005.
New Jersey has a domestic partership law which is available to both
homosexual and heterosexual couples.
New Jersey Gay Issues:
Gay Marriage 2006 – Legislation pending
Same-sex marriage case is pending.
Has domestic violence laws that are gender neutral and include household members and dating partners
Has no sodomy laws.
Second-Parent Adoption For Gays And Lesbians
Appellate courts have ruled that the state adoption law permits second-parent adoption
Sexually Oriented Hate Crimes
1992 – Laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation
Some New Jersey Cities: Allendale - Asbury Park - Atlantic City - Barnegat - Bellmawr - Camden
Cape May - Chatham - Cherry Hill - Chester - Fairhaven - Franklin Township
Hackensack - Hoboken - Jersey City - Leonia - Millstone - Montclair
Morristown - Ocean City - Ocean Grove - Parsippany - Paterson - Pine Hill
Piscataway - Princeton - Roxbury - Sea Isle City - Springfield - Teaneck
Trenton - Vineland - Washington - Westfield - Wildwoods - Woodbury