James Holmes

NJ Senate Voting on Marriage at Noon [UPDATED]

Filed By James Holmes | February 13, 2012 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Chris Christie, gay marriage, New Jersey Senate, same-sex marriage

The New Jersey State Senate is expected to vote at noon today on Senate Bill S.1, theThumbnail image for Chris-Christie.jpg Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act that would make the Garden State the second state in a one week period to advance marriage equality through it's legislature.

Only 21 votes are needed to move through the senate - and with 24 democrats, it is expected to pass. The state Assembly is expected to pass it's version of the bill on Thursday.

While Gov. Chris Christie has said he will not sign the bill, there are two paths around this: find enough votes to override the veto, or Christie can refuse to sign or issue a veto allowing the law to go into effect after a certain period of days. His decision is still up in the air.

You can watch live here.

Update: The Senate passed the measure 24 - 16. Proponents will need 27 votes to override Governor Christie's threatened veto.

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