El Paso voters have approved a ballot measure preventing the city from providing health benefits to the same-sex partners of public employees. In addition, due to the vagueness of the wording of the measure, El Paso is now forbidden to provide health benefits to retired policemen and firemen.
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the measure asks El Paso residents to embrace "traditional family values" by limiting benefits to "city employees and their legal spouses and dependent children."
The ballot measure was promoted in large part by a conservative pastor named Tom Brown of the Word of Life Church. Brown has promised to oppose any attempt to amend the ballot measure to allow for same-sex benefits.
Says Brown: "I'm feeling a call from God to get more involved in our government."
This has nothing to do with New Jersey, I just loved the quote.