NJ gay rights group names award for Adler
MONTCLAIR, N.J. - April 5, 2011 (WPVI) -- New Jersey's largest gay rights organization is naming a new award after a politician who championed the group's causes before his death on Monday.
John Adler was a longtime state senator who served one term in Congress before he lost a re-election bid last year.
Garden State Equality says as chairman of the state Senate Judiciary Committee, the 51-year-old Democrat helped pass laws to ensure the civil rights of gays and lesbians, including a civil union law to recognize their relationships.
The first person to receive the award in June is to be Barbra Casbar Siperstein, an activist who focuses on the rights of transgendered people.
new jersey, gay marriage, homosexuality, local/state
- Autopsy results released in death of trooper's wife
- AccuWeather: mild today, rain Wednesday 41 min ago
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Woman shot in bed in South Philadelphia 23 min ago
- Suspicious fire damages home in Camden 4 min ago
- Search for finger-biting mall attack suspects
- 911 recordings released in Ewing Twp. explosion
- Gas leak, evacuations reported in Frankford
- Man,90, dies in Hamilton Township house fire
- Pa. woman born at Burger King seeks birth mom
- Photos: 7 recent child porn arrests in Pa.and Del.
- Photos: Thwarted! 10 suspects caught in the act
- Video: Camden H.S. wrestler wins state championship
- AccuWeather: mild today, rain Wednesday
41 min ago
- Woman shot in bed in South Philadelphia
23 min ago
- Suspicious fire damages home in Camden
4 min ago
6abc.com News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos