Gay Marriage Bill Faces Tight Deadline In NJ Legislature

Law360, New York (December 11, 2013, 4:25 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee is set to weigh a new bill Monday that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state, but with pushback from the General Assembly and a ticking clock on the current legislative term, it may not go far.

Sens. Raymond Lesniak, D-Union, and Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen, will introduce S-3109, the Marriage Equality Act, a slightly modified version of the previous S-1 bill legalizing same-sex marriage that Gov. Chris Christie vetoed in 2012. But Assembly Democrats, who support gay marriage, believe that...
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