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Sweeney:NJ Gay Marriage Would Pass with GOP Support

Tuesday Jul 2, 2013

WESTFIELD, N.J. - The head of the Democrat-led New Jersey Senate says a bill legalizing gay marriage would pass if Gov. Chris Christie allowed Republicans to vote for it.

Senate President Stephen Sweeney says there is no question the governor is exerting his will over fellow Republicans in the fight over gay marriage.

The governor vetoed a gay marriage bill last year. So far, no override has been attempted.

Speaking on radio station New Jersey 101.5 Tuesday, Sweeney said several Republicans would support the measure if free to vote their conscience.

Christie recently called the suggestion that he controlled the vote "insulting."

Christie supports civil unions.

Democrats on Tuesday are planning to take the gay marriage fight in the form of a news conference to Westfield, where Republican Senate minority leader lives.

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  • Bob K, 2013-07-03 05:07:14

    NJ has a very heavy catholic influence in politics. I get so angry at Gay catholics and friends who do not make a huge stink in the church to keep the bishops from messing in Gay rights

  • WayGay, 2013-07-03 05:42:51

    Fat Hitler needs to listen to the Dems. As a resident of NJ I am embarrassed by this pig governor.

  • WayGay, 2013-07-03 05:47:54

    The NJ legislature needs to override Gov Porkloin and get this done.

  • , 2013-07-03 09:01:12

    Please lets not call names. Lots of pushy pols on both sides.

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