Current New Jersey Law does not recognize same-sex marriage, even if the couple was married in a state where marriage equality is legal. The civil rights group, Garden State Equality, is closely following cases that are in the courts and is fighting for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Numerous rights that can cause financial and emotional hardship are usually denied to same-sex couples. These include denial of health care insurance, Social Security benefits, family medical leave, pension plans, and the right to make decisions for hospitalized partners. Adam Schneider can advise you on your legal rights.
Adam is also the mayor of Long Branch and can perform civil unions, and will perform fully equal marriages for same-sex couples as soon as marriage equality is a reality for all.