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First Gay Couple Ties the Knot in Sparta Township

Lake Mohawk lovebirds Neal Poquette and Jim Smith, committed to one another for four decades, made their union legal last week.

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Marriage equality has come to Sparta. Lake Mohawk residents Neal Poquette, 67, and 66-year-old Jim Smith, in love and committed to each other for 40 years, are now lawfully wedded husbands after finally being joined in legal matrimony at the Municipal Building Thursday evening, the New Jersey Herald reported.

Mayor Gil Gibbs presided at what was the first same-sex wedding in Sparta, and perhaps in Sussex County. Last Monday, New Jersey became the nation’s 14th state to legalize so-called gay marriage. At least seven Sussex same-gender couples applied for licenses on Oct. 21, the Herald said.

Natalie Davis October 29, 2013 at 08:39 PM
That is true, Trayvon. But did you see what was nuked? Even some who aren't LGBT communicated to me that they were hurt by the comments. "I oppose it," not hate speech. That's not the content of what the readers flagged.
S. Coventry October 29, 2013 at 09:30 PM
As we have seen in the past there are certain people who have many aka's and have"learned" to manipulate the system. These people use their alter ego's to flag the comments and have people's comments removed. That is why there were comments that just "vanished" in the past. Depending on anonymous readers to control content is not necessarily the best course of action IMHO.
Natalie Davis October 29, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Thanks for your opinion.
S. Coventry October 29, 2013 at 10:47 PM
There are "terms and conditions" for a reason, if they are violated the post(s) should be removed. The editor edits... "They are despicable, and they are gone now through no action of mine, but because readers flagged them as inappropriate hate speech."

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