SSM Activists Trying to Get Chris Christie to Back Down on Marriage Support


They will fail, we predict, in this long-shot bid to pass gay marriage in New Jersey by getting their truth-talking governor to fudge on the marriage issue:

State Sens. Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) and Ray Lesniak (D-Union) — sponsors of the original failed legislation — will meet Friday in New York with Alphonso David, New York State’s deputy secretary for civil rights. [...] Lesniak said they’re likely to reintroduce the bill in the Senate, where it failed early last year — even though Gov. Chris Christie has said he’ll veto it.

“We’re leaning toward doing it and asking Christie, when he vetoes it, to send a Gov. Tom Kean-like message to the Legislature that this vote is a matter of conscience they have to personally and individually examine in the override vote,” Lesniak said. -- The Auditor/Star-Ledger