The Star-Ledger reports on some new activity in the New Jersey legislature:
State Sens. Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) and Ray Lesniak (D-Union) — sponsors of the original failed legislation — will meet Friday in New York with Alphonso David, New York State’s deputy secretary for civil rights. Garden State Equality Chairman Steven Goldstein also is expected to be there….
…Lesniak said they’re likely to reintroduce the bill in the Senate, where it failed early last year — even though Gov. Chris Christie has said he’ll veto it.
“We’re leaning toward doing it and asking Christie, when he vetoes it, to send a Gov. Tom Kean-like message to the Legislature that this vote is a matter of conscience they have to personally and individually examine in the override vote,” Lesniak said.
Meanwhile, a case against the state of New Jersey over defeat of the measure last year gets a hearing on October 28.