The Boss, via his Web site:
Like many of you who live in New Jersey, I've been following the progress of the marriage-equality legislation currently being considered in Trenton. I've long believed in and have always spoken out for the rights of same sex couples and fully agree with Governor Corzine when he writes that, "The marriage-equality issue should be recognized for what it truly is—a civil rights issue that must be approved to assure that every citizen is treated equally under the law." I couldn't agree more with that statement and urge those who support equal treatment for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters to let their voices be heard now.
New Jersey currently has a law allowing civil unions between same-sex couples. The state senate may vote on the marriage-equity measure this Thursday. Springsteen, of course, is one of Jersey's most famous residents, and his support of this measure provides an excellent excuse to play one of the great rock and roll songs of all time. Remember, kids: closets are for hangers, winners use the door.