Well, this is it.
The vote count in the Assembly have never been as secure as the votes in the Senate. So, today we will see if there has been the same kind of movement in the legislature’s lower house as we saw last week in the upper house.
Two ways you can follow the discussion and vote:
Note: You will need Windows Media Player, which you can download free at the bottom of the legislature’s media page. Session is scheduled to begin at noon. But frequently, they’re late. Refresh the media page often. When you see the ‘Pending’ notification go to ‘Listen’, you should be able to hear the proceedings.
The fight for civil rights has never been about granting them. It’s always been about recognizing rights. This fight is about fairness in marriage, about recognizing the rights of gay people’s families to be as supported by their communities, by their states and by the laws that govern us all.
And, for me, it has always been about what we do for younger people. For most young adults of both parties, this is a settled question. They accept gay people marrying, they expect acceptance for their own lives and the lives of their friends. Part of life is love, part of love is hope. There are a lot of young eyes on today’s vote. They want to see what kind of New Jersey will belong to them.