It was an odd mood in the Senate today. Celebratory because even going in to the session, we knew there were enough votes to pass the marriage equality bill. But in the back of everyone’s mind was the inevitable veto by our politically ambitions bully of a governor.
Yet, Garden State Equality’s Steven Goldstein’s optimism prevailed. If there’s a way to ensure civil rights to all couples who love each other, Goldstein’s tenacity along with the support from Senate President Sweeney and the bill’s sponsors will make that happen.
Next up is the Assembly vote on Thursday afternoon. Blue Jersey will be there.
Here’s the press conference where Sweeney spoke along with the sponsors, Senators Weinberg and Lesniak. Another key supporter, Senator Codey, also spoke, along with Steven Goldstein.