NJ Dems Make SSM Their Top Agenda, Force Gov. Christie to Show His Hand


The New Jersey Statehouse Bureau:

As Gov. Chris Christie prepares to give his State of the State address Tuesday, Democrats have already drawn their battle lines.

Last week, Democratic legislative leaders announced that they will put gay marriage at the top of their agenda, forcing Christie to either make good on his pledge to veto it or change his mind.

... So far, Christie hasn’t taken the bait. At a news conference Thursday, he wouldn’t say whether he’d veto the gay marriage bill Democrats are sending to him, despite his saying he would not support it in the past.

..."Clearly, the core constituency among Republican primary voters is opposed to gay marriage," she said, "but of course, that’s not where (Christie) is facing his next election."

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