Good News For New Jersey Idiots

Landmark legislation:

The Senate yesterday unanimously approved a bill to remove insensitive and discriminatory language that currently bars certain groups from voting.

Sponsored by Senate President Richard Codey (D-Essex), the proposal (SCR134) would ask voters to remove language from the New Jersey Constitution that currently reads: "No idiot or insane person should enjoy the right of suffrage."

"It's time that we end this discriminatory chapter in our state's constitution," Codey said. "The fact that this language has re mained in our constitution for so long is a disgrace. I'm confident that the people of New Jersey will agree with me when we get this measure placed on the ballot."

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