Gay Guide

New Jersey
Pink Star Rating

8

Capital

Trenton

Other Main Cities/Resorts

Newark, Jersey City, Patterson

Gay Age of Consent

16

Lesbian Age of Consent

16

Straight Age of Consent

16

Legal Notes

Sodomy laws were repealed in New Jersey through legislative action in 1979. New Jersey is one of the 13 US states which has anti-discrimination laws protecting lesbian and gays. The legislation covers public and private employment, public and private housing and education.

Population

8.41 million

Climate

The best time to visit the New Jersey is during the summer months from May to September though if you find heat a problem visit in May or September. In summer there can be excessive heat and humidity in the cities. Average daily temperatures can reach 28 °c . In the autumn, average daily maximum temperatures fall rapidly during this period, ranging from 24 °c in September, to 12 °c in November. The winter months are cold and the snowfall accumulation reaches its maximum in February. The Eastern seaboard is capable of receiving some exceptional snowfalls at this time of year. Daily average maximum temperatures only reach about 4- 6 °c.

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