Democrats in New Jersey, having missed their chance to pass a marriage equality bill in the lame-duck session before Governor Christie was sworn in in 2010, are now finally ready to make another run at it, as Gay Star News reports:
New Jersey lawmaker, Reed Gusciora, one of two openly gay state representatives, says Democrats agreed to renew the push for marriage equality during a meeting yesterday (21 February). Gusciora said he met with both Senate president Steve Sweeney and Assembly majority leader Lou Greenwald and that both are committed to override the governor’s veto. The strategy could include putting the question to voters in November if the veto override fails.
The latest polling on the issue, from December, showed 53% supported marriage equality in New Jersey, with only 36% opposed.