STATEMENT ON JAY WEBBER’S ANTI-LGBT TRACK RECORD AND LUNCHEON WITH VICE PRESIDENT PENCE
Garden State Equality condemns Jay Webber’s repugnant anti-LGBT track record. Spanning over twenty years, Assemblyman Webber’s history of prejudice extends as far back as his Law School days, where he served as the president of an anti-LGBT student group that promoted the idea of sexual orientation being a choice. During the fight for marriage equality, Webber voted against the advancement of same-sex marriages, and sponsored multiple proposed constitutional amendments to ban gay marriage, even after NJ legalized same-sex marriage in 2013. He voted against banning conversion therapy for minors, against banning health insurance plans from discriminating based on gender identity, and against making it easier for transgender people to change their birth certificates. And now he continues his run of LGBT discrimination by inviting Vice President Mike Pence, who similarly has an extensive anti-LGBT history, to New Jersey for a luncheon reception to benefit his congressional campaign. New Jersey must remain resistant and resolute to fight against the prejudices that Assemblyman Jay Webber wants to unleash on our great state.