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Marriage Passes NJ Senate

As expected the New Jersey Senate today voted 24-16 to approve its marriage equality bill. The bill should pass even more easily in the state Assembly. Gov. Chris Christie has vowed to veto the bill. Proponents need 27 Senate and 54 Assembly votes for an override of the veto.

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NJ Senate Votes On Marriage Today

The New Jersey Senate will likely approve its marriage equality bill today. The measure is expected to pass there today and also in the Assembly on Thursday. But that will be far from the end of the story. The state Senate voted against a similar measure in January 2010. Senate President Stephen Sweeney abstained on the bill then, but he’s ...

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At Today’s NJ Marriage Hearing

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LIVE AUDIO: NJ Senate Marriage Hearing

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NJ Senate Responds To Veto Threat

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Maddow On DADT Hearings

Last night Rachel Maddow covered the DADT repeal testimony of retired Gen. John Sheehan, who outrageously claimed that openly gay soldiers in the Dutch military caused the failure of the NATO peacekeeping force in Bosnia, resulting in the genocide of thousands of Muslim men and boys. The second half of this clip is an interview with well-spoken former Air Force ...

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NJ Senate Roll Call

YES (14)Sen. Jim Whelan (D-Atlantic)Sen. Bob Smith (D-Middlesex)Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex),Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak (D-Union), co-sponsorSenate President Richard Codey (D-Essex)Sen. Teresa M. Ruiz (D-Essex)Sen. Sandra B. Cunningham (D-Hudson)Sen. Brian P. Stack (D-Hudson)Sen. Nia H. Gill (D-Essex)Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), co-sponsorSen. Robert M. Gordon (D-Bergen)Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari (D-Union)Sen. Joseph F.Vitale (D-Middlesex)Sen. Bill Baroni (R-Mercer) NO (20)Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D-Cape ...

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New Jersey Marriage Vote Reaction

Watch the woman in red.

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Tweet Of The Day – NOM

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Live Stream: NJ Senate Marriage Vote

Here’s the link for the live stream of today’s marriage equality vote in the New Jersey Senate. The session is scheduled to begin at 2pm EST. Things should get underway shortly. UPDATE: The session appears to be delayed for at least an hour. Here’s a video live-stream link. The above is audio-only. NJ residents can also watch on Comcast 262 ...

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NJ Senator Vs. Anti-Gay Hater

Good As You points us to this clip from today’s morning news in which Len Deo of the NJ Family Policy Council and NJ Sen. Ray Lesniak trade jabs about this afternoon’s vote. Surprise, surprise, Deo wants it put to a public vote. Lesniak says that if the vote fails as expected, they’re taking their case to the Supreme Court.

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SHOCKER: NJ Senate To Vote On Marriage Equality This Thursday

Stunning observers, this afternoon the NJ Senate announced that they would, after all, hold a vote on marriage equality on this Thursday. The bill is unlikely to pass. There will in fact be a vote on gay marriage in the lame duck session of the New Jersey state legislature on Thursday, NBCNewYork.com has learned. “We’re gonna post the bill and ...

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NJ Marriage Vote Postponed

Tomorrow’s scheduled NJ Senate vote on marriage equality has been postponed until the bill can be heard by the state Assembly Judiciary Committee. The lower body has not yet made a vote on the issue. Sens. Ray Lesniak (D-Union) and Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) said the bill — which was up for passage on Thursday — instead will likely be introduced ...

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NOM Issues Action Alert On New Jersey

Today NOM sent out an “Urgent Action Needed!” alert to their mailing list, asking that their fellow haters contact the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee and urge that marriage equality not be passed to the full state Senate for a vote. Let’s use NOM’s own list. Sen. Paul Sarlo (Chair): (201) 804-8118Sen. John Girgenti (Vice-Chair): (973) 427-1229Sen. Bill Baroni: (609) ...

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Will NY Senate Vote On Marriage Today?

Rumors are leaking out here and there that the New York Senate will vote on marriage equality today. A spokesperson for State Senator Dale Volker says the controversial same sex marriage bill could be voted on today in the senate. s for the battle to plug New York’s multi-billion dollar budget crisis, Governor David Paterson says negotiations with lawmakers are ...

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NJ Marriage Bill May Stall In Committee

The chair of the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee said late this afternoon that the marriage equality bill may not make it out of the committee for a full vote. State Sen. Paul Sarlo said he would not bring up the bill in the Judiciary Committee he chairs unless enough votes exist to pass it on to the full Senate. ...

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