Gay Marriage Bill Makes It Through NJ Assembly Panel

The marriage-equality bill that has been bubbling up in New Jersey is now on its way to the legislative floor.

Yesterday, the Assembly Judiciary Committee spent over six hours hearing testimony about the issue, and then voted 5-2, along party lines, to send the bill to the Assembly. Last week, the bill cleared a Senate committee.

Openly gay Assemblyman Reed Gusciora says the bill still needs five more yes votes to pass in the Assembly.

Meanwhile, veto-ready Chris Christie said yesterday that “the polls that I’ve seen show that if this goes to the ballot, I lose. How much more magnanimous could I be?” We don’t know—you could switch your position, maybe?

Senate Democrats have scheduled the bill for February 13, but are still scrambling for votes.