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Emails between public officials like Cogelja are matter of public record and the message was obtained by activists under the state's Open Public Records Act. The message drew dozens of angry people to a recent school board meeting and caught the attention of Gov. Phil Murphy, who did not call for Cogelja to step down, but other members of his party have.
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker has floated another hint that he'll run for Governor inchallenging Republican Chris Christie in what would be a high-profile clash of New Jersey's rising political stars. Speaking to the Democratic LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender Caucus at his party's convention on Thursday September 6Booker predicted New Jersey would soon enact a bill allowing same-sex marriage in the state — perhaps with his own role in the process. I might even have a very good seat when it gets done.
The longtime equation of gay rights with the Democratic Party and anti-gay sentiment with the Republican Party no longer applies in New Jersey, a state that has more safeguards than most for gay residents. It is no surprise that the Log Cabin Republicans, a national gay lobbying group, is making a priority of helping to re-elect Governor Whitman, who is high-profile and relatively sympathetic. Her record as Governor shows several gay appointees, and in the words of a campaign spokesman, Gene Herman, ''she abhors discrimination of any kind and has consistently spoken out in favor of gay rights.
That Asbury Park is the most gay-friendly Shore town comes as no surprise to anyone. There are about a dozen bars and hotels that cater to gays and lesbians; the Empress Hotel, for example, bills itself as "Asbury Park's LGBT friendly hotel,'' with a '50s style "that radiates sophistication. Sand Blast Weekend, the biggest summer gay and lesbian beach party on the East Coast, moved to Atlantic City last summer after 11 years in Asbury Park, but no matter. Paradise, the gay bar and nightclub attached to the Empress Hotel, is the place to be at night.
Lesbian bars are on life support. Blame the internet, which made it easier for LGBTQ people to meet potential partners without a dedicated physical space. Yes, things have gotten much better.