In the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Winter 2016 Respect Newsletter, Barbara Sheehan wrote a compelling piece titled, “Moving Forward After Marriage Equality Ruling”. On page 7 of the newsletter, GluckWalrath’s very own, Luanne Peterpaul, contributed her voice to the essay.
Red Bank attorney Luanne M. Peterpaul, an active member of the LGBT advocacy group Garden State Equality, says that religious freedom is a fundamental American value protected by the Constitution, but that “some individuals have begun to distort the historical meaning of religious freedom by claiming that religious exemptions should allow people to impose their religious beliefs on their employees, customers, patients, constituents and others.”
Peterpaul says, “Now that governments stand with same-gender couples as witnesses and protectors for their marriages, society as whole will hopefully evolve in a wider understanding of lived equality for all, including those that are LGBT.”
We encourage you to read Ms. Sheehan’sentire article.