NJ Senate OKs gay marriage bill in milestone vote

Feb 13, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WMDT

Members of Garden State Equality listen from the gallery as the New Jersey State Senate passes a bill legalizing gay marriage by a vote of 24-16 on Monday, Feb.

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Feb 13, 2012
 
I wonder how many voted FOR it because they expect a veto, or want a referendum to boost their numbers during re-election bids.

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What we DO know is 2 Republican Senators had the courage to stand up to Gov Christie and vote in favor of marriage equality.

We only need 3 more votes from the 14 GOP & 2 Dems who voted against it. We should have a better idea what happens moving forward once the House votes tomorrow. If the vote is close to the 51 needed for an override there as well, then there will be a lot of horse trading going on.

Since the Dems hold significant majorities in both legislative bodies, Christie & the GOPers know they can't get anything done if the Dems shut them down over this issue.
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WeTheSheeple wrote:
What we DO know is 2 Republican Senators had the courage to stand up to Gov Christie and vote in favor of marriage equality.
We only need 3 more votes from the 14 GOP & 2 Dems who voted against it. We should have a better idea what happens moving forward once the House votes tomorrow. If the vote is close to the 51 needed for an override there as well, then there will be a lot of horse trading going on.
Since the Dems hold significant majorities in both legislative bodies, Christie & the GOPers know they can't get anything done if the Dems shut them down over this issue.
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If they wanted a referendum, they'd support Christie's constitutional amendment. There is no citizen's initiative process in New Jersey.

So if it does eventually pass, it will be a done deal.

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If they wanted a referendum, they'd support Christie's constitutional amendment. There is no citizen's initiative process in New Jersey.
So if it does eventually pass, it will be a done deal.
The Dems have been adamant that it will NOT be sent to the people in the form of a constitutional amendment. So it either passes legislatively or we wait for the courts to act. Either way it could be 3-4 years before we get marriage in NJ.

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nhjeff wrote:
If they wanted a referendum, they'd support Christie's constitutional amendment. There is no citizen's initiative process in New Jersey.
So if it does eventually pass, it will be a done deal.
Thanks for the info. That eases my mind ... a lot.

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