New Jersey Assmebly passes marriage equality bill

Via The Associated Press:

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriages, setting the stage for an expected veto by Gov. Chris Christie.

The 42-33 vote sends the bill to Christie, who won’t take immediate action. The Republican governor who opposes gay marriage had promised “very swift action” if the bill passed both houses of the Legislature, but the Assembly isn’t required to send the bill to his desk until the close of business Friday. The Senate approved the bill Monday.

Christie has of course promised that he will veto the bill, as he thinks it’s apparently necessary to put to civil rights up to a vote; which means we can expect a referendum/initiative on the ballot come election time as neither chamber has enough votes to override the veto.

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