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vote by the New Jersey legislature The New Jersey Legislature is the U.S. state of New Jersey's legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the state's capital, Trenton. The Legislature is bicameral, consisting of two houses: the New Jersey General Assembly and the New Jersey Senate.  in favor of civil unions, Garden State Equality chairman Steven Goldstein told me that New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 now "lags far behind New Jersey in terms of gay rights," and offered an interesting theory for why that might be the case.

"It might be a sociological phenomenon," he said. "New York has upstate New York Upstate New York is the region of New York State north of the core of the New York metropolitan area. It has a population of 7,121,911 out of New York State's total 18,976,457. Were it an independent state, it would be ranked 13th by population. , which is a conservative counterpoint to the more progressive New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City

City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S.
, metropolitan area. We don't have a conservative part of New Jersey akin to upstate New York. Northern New Jersey is very demographically similar to New York City. South Jersey is similar to Philadelphia. We're a very urban state, a very progressive state. "

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Author:Observer Staff
Publication:The New York Observer
Date:Dec 15, 2006
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