New Jersey's largest gay rights group says it's happy a former Rutgers University student has publicly apologized for using a webcam to spy on his male roommate kissing another man days before the roommate killed himself.

But Garden State Equality Chairman Steven Goldstein says the group is questioning the timing of Dharun Ravi's apology.

The apology was included in a statement issued Tuesday by Ravi's lawyer.

Ravi says he's sorry for what he calls his "thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish choices." His roommate, Tyler Clementi, threw himself from New York City's George Washington Bridge in 2010 after the webcam spying occurred.

Ravi was sentenced last week to 30 days in jail. He says he'll start serving his term on Thursday in New Brunswick.

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