Moving forward, coast to coast
January 23, 2012 1:24 PM Subscribe
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On the same day that NJ governor Chris Christie announced
that he has nominated an openly gay African-American Republican mayor to the state’s highest court, Washington state's legislature has announced
that they have the votes to pass the same sex-marriage bill that the governor has already promised to sign. Washington will be the seventh state to have same sex marriages.
And tomorrow, the New Jersey senate will take up discussion
of the Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act. State Sen. Raymond Lesniak, one of the bill’s sponsors, estimated the chamber had between 24 and 27 supporters for legislation to allow for same-sex marriage in New Jersey. It takes 27 votes in the 40-member state senate to override a governor’s veto.