''No political party has a record good enough on LGBT civil rights that it can rightfully claim to be entitled to our money on a party-wide basis.... No longer will we let any political party take our money and volunteers with one hand, and slap us in the face with the other when we seek full equality.''
Steven Goldstein of Garden State Equality in a press release announcing the end of the large New Jersey organizations' unanimous decision to stop donating to political parties (a/k/a Democrats). They have opted to support individual candidates instead. In January, members of the New Jersey State Senate voted against a proposed marriage equality bill for gay and lesbian couples. Even though the result was expected, it was seen as a stinging defeat from the mostly gay-friendly lawmakers because the state's new, incoming Governor has said he will not sign a bill allowing gay marriage. (Garden State Equality via Facebook)