This afternoon, the Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act is expected to easily pass through the New Jersey state House. It passed the state Senate on Monday, 24-16.
Governor Christie has vowed to “take swift action” and veto the bill, calling lawmakers’ pro-gay movements “a good bunch of theater” in a press conference Tuesday. Christie believes the legislature cannot come up with a 27-vote veto-proof majority.
Pressure is intensifying on Christie to reconsider, especially given the momentum gaining on the issue in states like Washington, which just passed a gay-marriage bill. WA Gov. Chris Gregoire sent Christie the following letter, but tells Think Progress she’s received no response.
Click through to see Gov. Gregoire’s letter to Gov. Christie: