Rev. Peter DeFranco: Episcopal priest says New Jersey’s civil union law treats same-sex couples as second-class citizens and infringes on his right to serve all couples equally.
Rev. Paul Walker: Episcopal priest talks about the series of health care obstacles he and his partner have faced because health care providers don’t respect civil unions like they respect marriage.
Barbara Bennet: Registered nurse who is a civil union partner talks about her employer, a hospital, denying her and her partner equal healthcare benefits under New Jersey’s civil union law.
Ann Lynne Benson: Straight advocate of marriage equality, continuing her earlier testimony, talks about her experience with an elderly same-sex couple confused about New Jersey's civil union law.
Charles Vandergrift: College student talks about the emotional impact of being denied the freedom to marry under New Jersey law.
Rev. Jeff Ziegler: Lutheran pastor talks about the emotional impact on his and his partner’s children of the couple’s not being able to marry under New Jersey law.
Rev. Carol Haag: Unitarian Universalist minister says New Jersey’s civil union law “demeans” same-sex relationships.
Melina Waldo: PFLAG parent says that when LGBT people are denied the freedom to marry, those who suffer the pain include their parents and other loved ones.
Stephanie Guinan: Parent of an LGBT child says the separate and unequal status of civil unions sends a damaging signal to LGBT youth.
Anahi Galante: Interfaith minister and Latina activist says the failure of New Jersey’s civil union law causes harm to Latinos and Latinas.
Carol Watchler: GLSEN leader talks about the confusion on forms caused by New Jersey’s civil union law.
Rev. Bruce Davidson: Lutheran pastor discusses the negative impact that New Jersey’s civil union law has on the dignity of same-sex couples, including from the personal perspective of him and his partner.