NJ Assembly Leader to Take Head Count on Marriage Equality Support

The head of the New Jersey Assembly will find out today how much support the chamber has for marriage equality:

OliverSpeaker Sheila Oliver tells The Associated Press that today's count will be the first time Assembly Democrats have been polled on marriage equality, even though both houses of the Legislature have made it their top priority…

…The legislation needs 41 Assembly votes to pass. The chamber has enough Democrats to pass the bill without Republican support, but not all Democrats support the bill. In the Senate, 21 votes are needed for passage.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vowed to veto the bill.

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  1. Lucas says

    If its questionable that they have the votes to pass it, it is clear they could not override a Christie veto. New Jersey is not there yet, by far.

  2. DB says

    It is important to bring the NJ marriage equality bill up for a vote even if there are not enough votes for passage and even if it will face a gubernatorial veto. This is how we will make progress to civil rights, step by step.