Garden State Equality, New Jersey's largest gay rights advocate, announced Monday it would end donating to political parties. The new policy comes just weeks after the New Jersey Legislature overwhelmingly spurned a gay marriage bill.

The group is one of the nation's largest to lobby lawmakers for gay rights and lists more than 65,000 active members.

While lawmaker's failure to approve gay nuptials was not listed as a reason for the new policy, the group did mention the loss in its statement.

“The only LGBT civil rights law New Jersey does not have is marriage equality,” the group said after listing several gay rights milestones. “After the state voted down a marriage bill earlier this year, Lambda Legal announced at a Garden State Equality news conference that our side is going back to court.”

The new policy says the group will donate to the campaigns of individual pro-gay rights candidates, instead of political parties. The group has also asked members to do the same.

“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,” Steven Goldstein, chair of Garden State Equality, said in a statement. “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.”

The push to legalize gay marriage in the Garden State ran aground soon after Republican Chris Christie, a gay marriage opponent, defeated Democratic Jon Corzine, who had promised support for the gay marriage bill if reelected, for the governor's mansion in November.