Civil Rights Leader to Sound Off on Marriage Equality
By Jason Carson Wilson
Civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, is heading to the Garden State to champion marriage equality, northjersey.com reports.
Lewis will stand alongside U.S. Rep. Rush Holt Jr., D-New Jersey, and New Jersey Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver during a Monday press conference.
He’ll take on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s claim that all civil rights could have been gained by popular vote. Lewis was a Freedom Rider and student activist during the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
New Jersey Democratic state lawmakers, who control the legislature, believe gay marriage is a civil right.
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