NJ Senate to Consider Same-Sex Marriage Bill

January 7, 2010 - 2:57 PM
Hundreds of activists are swarming New Jersey's State House before a state Senate vote on whether to legalize gay marriage.
Trenton, N.J. (AP) - Hundreds of activists are swarming New Jersey's State House before a state Senate vote on whether to legalize gay marriage.
 
But the numbers work against passage. Some senators who have publicly opposed allowing gay marriage would have to switch for the bill to pass in the vote scheduled Thursday.
 
Even if it gets out of the New Jersey Legislature, Republican Gov.-elect Chris Christie has vowed to veto the bill. Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine says he will sign it. Christie takes office Jan. 19.
 
Only five states - Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont - recognize gay marriage.