NJ Assembly Speaker: No Vote On Marriage Until Senate Approves It First

And that, folks, is that.

The head of the New Jersey Assembly says he won’t post a bill to legalize same-sex marriage unless the Senate approves the measure first. Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts said Thursday that all sides had a chance to be heard during seven hours of Senate debate earlier in December. The bill eked through the Senate Judiciary Committee 7-6 but was hastily pulled from the full Senate because it seemed doomed to fail. The Senate sponsors then asked that the measure be sent to the Assembly for a committee hearing.

I’ll spare you the celebratory press release from NOM this time.