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 now one of the Legislature’s leading advocates for same-sex matrimony. Gov. Chris Christie says he’ll veto the bill if it comes to his desk, giving proponents nearly two years to try to muster enough votes to override it.

Two years to override? Can that be right?