I don't want to dismiss the threats to gay rights that are occuring in other states, but New Jersey is expanding its domestic partner law.
The New Jersey Senate late Thursday passed sweeping amendments to the state's domestic partner law that would, upon a partner's death, give the surviving partner control of the estate and inheritance in the absence of a will.
The legislation also would give the surviving partner control of burial decisions absent a directive otherwise.
In a vote that stunned even LGBT civil rights advocates the Senate vote was unanimous - 35-to-0. [link]
It seems to always be two steps forward, one step back, but at least we're moving forward. That's good news.