USA, New Jersey: Three More Votes for Marriage Equality Veto Override?

Written by scott on September 17th, 2013

New Jersey mapIt looks like marriage equality advocates in New Jersey ma have picked up 3 of the 12 votes they’d need to override Governor Chris Christie’s veto. reports:

In the Assembly, the tally was 42-33, with no Republicans voting yes, two Democrats voting no, three Republicans and one Democrat not voting, and one Democratic seat temporarily vacant. A veto override will require 12 additional ayes. At least three of those 12 — one Republican and two Democratic — are in sight right now. The Republican, freshman Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi of River Vale, who didn’t vote earlier, now says she’ll support the override effort… On the Democratic side, the two Assembly members who weren’t available for the original vote, Wayne DeAngelo (D-Hamilton) and Gabriela Mosquera (D-Laurel Springs), also intend to back the override, although DeAngelo said he’ll listen to constituents on both sides of the issue first.

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