New Jersey Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Posted by | February 13, 2012 13:45 | Filed under: Top Stories

Governor Chris Christie says he’ll veto it, but the Senate passed a same-sex marriage bill 24-16.

Monday’s vote contrasts with the only other gay-marriage vote taken in the Legislature. In January 2010, gay marriage supporters thought they had built a narrow majority in the Senate, but senators began to defect, and the measure was defeated 20-14. Since then, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, a Democrat from West Deptford, has changed his position. He says he regrets abstaining two years ago and has made gay marriage recognition a top priority.

Christie says he’d put a change in the definition of marriage to a public vote.

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