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Same-sex marriage and ‘Unnatural Acts’ across the river from N.J.

Annual performances of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” have done a great deal to increase understanding about sexual violence against women; similarly, annual performances of “Unnatural Acts” might further understanding about the struggle for gay rights.

Yes, many heterosexual Americans have made progress accepting and embracing gays and lesbians. But we can always become more empathetic. We can advocate legalizing same-sex marriage in New Jersey and holding our state representatives accountable if they do not support it. We can work with gay and lesbian advocates to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, and we can speak up about “Unnatural Acts,” which I had to cross the river to see, but look forward to the time when there is a production in my own backyard.

Susie Wilson, former executive coordinator of the Network for Family Life Education at Rutgers University's Center for Applied and Professional Psychology (now renamed Answer), is a national leader in the fight for effective sexuality and HIV/AIDS education and for prevention of adolescent pregnancy. She can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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