Costello & Mains partner Kevin M. Costello, who focuses his state wide trial practice in Employment and Civil Rights, announced, on behalf of the Costello & Mains Firm, unconditional support for the recent decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court effectively, and at long last, legalizing same-sex marriage in New Jersey.
“Even though Governor Christie unwisely opposed the decision on the grounds that ‘Civil Union Law’ doesn’t deny any benefits, he’s now withdrawn that opposition, ending the long nightmare of gay people in New Jersey who were told that their marriage rights were inferior to those of traditional couples. As a civil rights lawyer and long-outspoken supporter of equal rights unde the law, I celebrate and support the Court’s decision.”
Kevin says that the Firm of Costello & Mains, which represents victims of all types of discrimination, has strongly supported the idea of the legalization of same sex marriage unconstitutional on Civil Rights grounds for a number of years. Kevin Costello was one of the amicus authors in the Lewis v. Harris 2006 Decision regarding same sex marriage rights in New Jersey. “I agree completely with Judge Jacobson that the landscape is completely different in 2013 than it was in 2006. Civil Union is a failure and it’s time to get on with the present and the future and get over this issue.”
The employment and civil rights law attorneys at Costello & Mains, LLC. are dedicated to protecting the rights of New Jersey workers, students and families. If you suspect that your employment, educational or civil rights have been violated, visit our website today for a free legal evaluation of your claim. We protect everyone from Wage and Hour abuse, Prevailing Wage abuse, Workplace Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Workplace Discrimination, Workplace Harassment and from Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation and in Schools, on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, transgendered status, ethnicity, military service, parental status, national origin, disability, national origin and handicap.
Kevin Costello and Deborah Mains have been fighting for the rights of the workers and families of New Jersey for nearly 40 years between them, having counseled and represented unions, workers, students and their families for their entire careers. They can fight your employment rights, harassment, retaliation, discrimination or wrongful discharge claim in Court. If you have questions about employment rights in New Jersey, visit our website.