Welcome to Gay.com

World's Largest Gay Community. Millions of Gay Men Online!

Sign up now for FREE!

N.J. Dems Plot to Override Christie's Marriage Equality Veto

By Neal Broverman

Democratic New Jersey legislators are putting their heads together to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a 2012 marriage equality bill.

The lawmakers believe they have a chance to gather a two-thirds majority of votes in each legislative body to overcome the governor's veto. While the Senate will need only three more votes to meet the required threshold, the Assembly needs 12. Even though they have until 2014, Democratic leaders in the House and Assembly want a marriage bill passed this year. They will likely wait for another vote until after the June primary, so as not to scare off equality-minded Republicans who fear retaliation from conservatives.

Both houses of New Jersey's government passed a marriage equality bill in February 2012, but the state's popular Republican governor killed it, even though he had the option of letting it pass without his signature. 

Read more here.

LoadingLoading More Guys...

Register for gay.com

Already a gay.com member? Sign in here

  • Better Profiles
  • Send Photos
  • Quickview
  • Communities
  • Status Updates
  • and more!
...and more!
Sign Up Now!

Upgrade to a premium gay.com account

This feature requires you to be a Premium Member!

Become a gay.com premium member now and
upgrade your account with the following features:

  • Access premium search features
  • Browse profiles anonymously
  • No ads!
  • Add additional photo albums
  • See who gave you "Thumbs Up"
  • and more!
Become a
member now!