To’eiva rights activists and a leading state senator in New Jersey say a bill allowing same-gender marriages will be posted for a vote. Sen. Ray Lesniak, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says the bill is scheduled to go before that committee on Monday and will be voted on by the full Senate next Thursday. Garden State lawmakers have been reluctant to post the bill for a vote unless they were fairly certain it would pass. Both houses of the Legislature must pass it before it goes to the governor. Outgoing Gov. Jon Corzine has said he would sign it. Incoming Gov. Chris Christie says he would veto it.
Lawmakers in New York on Wednesday rejected a same-gender marriage bill.
New Jersey currently has a civil unions law. AP.