Caliguire for State Senate
Schweighardt and Ginty for State Assembly
Assembly Challenger Calls on Rumana to Protect Marriage
Ginty Demands that Rumana Refuse to Conduct Bogus and Misguided
“Civil Union” Ceremonies
(Ridgewood, March 26, 2007) – John P. Ginty, a conservative candidate for the Republican nomination for the State Assembly in District 40, today called on Wayne Mayor Scott Rumana to stand tall in the face of judicial and legislative assaults on the institution of marriage in New Jersey.
Ginty noted that Rumana indicated in last Friday’s edition of The Record newspaper that he will officiate as mayor at gay “civil union” ceremonies, for a fee of $100 per event.
In the article (“Civil Unions, Marriages are Free”, page L-3, The Record, March 23, 2007), Rumana criticized several Wayne councilmen, including Ginty’s running mate in the state assembly primary campaign, Wayne Councilman Joseph G. Schweighardt, for voting against the fast tracking of the imposition of fees for both civil marriages and “civil unions”. Rumana said, “The state law is the state law. This is not our battle.”
Ginty disagreed and said, “Scott Rumana is wrong. This is our battle, and if Rumana wants to be a Republican Assemblyman from District 40 he had better figure out what his real position is on the protection of marriage in New Jersey. Any mayor who agrees to officiate at these bogus ‘civil union’ ceremonies is complicit in the campaign to wreck marriage and the family in this state.”
“It looks like Rumana is primarily concerned with how much money the town can collect when he conducts these nonsensical ‘civil union’ ceremonies”, Ginty continued. “Rumana and his running mates, Kevin O’Toole and David Russo, will be held to account by the Republican voters in this district based upon their campaign’s commitment to protect traditional marriage and the family in the state legislature.”
The following municipalities are included in state legislative district #40: Cedar Grove Township, Franklin Lake Borough, Little Falls Township, Mahwah Township, Midland Park Borough, Oakland Borough, the Village of Ridgewood, Ringwood Borough, Verona Township, Wanaque Borough, Wayne Township, Wyckoff Township.
Paid for by The Election Fund of Caliguire, Schweighardt, and Ginty