Jack Ciattarelli on Civil Rights
Prohibits discrimination & harassment among campaign
Ciattarelli will announce a campaign policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation to be overseen by former-State Senator Diane Allen (R-7). "Putting this policy in place was a no-brainer and appointing Senator Allen as the
compliance officer underscores the level of seriousness with which I am treating this," said Ciattarelli. "I am committed to running a professional operation--and government--in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity."
Source: InsiderNJ.com on 2021 New Jersey gubernatorial race
, Feb 12, 2020
No same-sex marriage; civil unions are adequate
Excerpts from legislation: The "Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act" would recognize same-sex marriage. Same-sex civil unions would no longer be permitted, and all previously sanctioned civil unions would be deemed to be
marriages. Religious organizations are not required to solemnize or provide goods or services for any marriage in violation of their religious beliefs.
Excerpts from veto message: Neither the US Constitution nor the NJ State Constitution
contain a right to same-sex marriage. In 2006, the NJ Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples must be afforded the same rights and benefits as their heterosexual counterparts. Civil unions grant all the same rights and benefits. I encourage that the
Legislature trust the people of NJ to vote on the question of same-sex marriage, and then amend the State Constitution.
Legislative outcome: Ciattarelli voted NAY; bill passed House 42-33-4; bill passed Senate 24-16-0; Governor vetoed.
Source: New Jersey legislative voting records: S1&A1
, Feb 16, 2012
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