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For Release:
March 20, 2007

Fred M. Jacobs, M.D., J.D.
Commissioner

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Thomas Slater
609-984-=7160


 
DHSS Announces Cumulative Number of Civil Unions Received


 

The Department of Health and Senior Services has received 219 civil union license applications from local registrars as of March 19, 2007, according to the New Jersey Registrarís Office of Vital Statistics.

The breakdown by counties is†as follows:

Atlantic

14

Bergen

13

Burlington

10

Camden

14

Cape May

8

Cumberland

6

Essex

20

Gloucester

7

Hudson

19

Hunterdon

16

Mercer

7

Middlesex

28

Monmouth

12

Morris

15

Ocean

11

Passaic

2

Salem

1

Somerset

2

Sussex

3

Union

8

Warren

3

DHSS has also received 10 reaffirmations of civil unions that were previously performed in other states.

These numbers reflect only the number of applications received by DHSS to date and not the total number of civil union ceremonies performed in New Jersey since February 19, 2007, when civil unions became legal in New Jersey.

For more information on civil unions, visit www.nj.gov/health/vital

 
 
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