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Gay Marriage Bill Awaits Governor’s Call in N.J.

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Posted on Feb 16, 2012
AP / Rich Schultz

Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver hugs Assemblyman Reed Gusciora after the bill he sponsored legalizing same-sex marriages passed at the State House in Trenton, N.J., on Thursday.

The news that a bill legalizing gay marriage in New Jersey made it through the state Assembly on Thursday would be cause for immediate celebration if Gov. Chris Christie wasn’t poised to veto the measure. Here’s hoping.  —KA

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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.

“Without question this is a historic day in the state of New Jersey,” Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver said after the vote. She said she had never been more proud of the Democratic caucus for doing “what citizens sent us here to do: to deliberate, to use the legislative process to represent the interests of all New Jerseyans.”

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By heterochromatic, February 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm Link to this comment

he isn’t poised to veto it, he’s done it.

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By Big B, February 17, 2012 at 7:08 am Link to this comment

Oh, sweet irony!

The fat fuck finds himself between a rock and a hard place. He has to veto it if he hopes to keep his base of racist homophobes happy. However, he has already made an enemy of labor and blacks and the poor. A veto now will probably guarantee that he is a one term governor.

Oh Gov Chrissy, we hardly knew ye.

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