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Wednesday, 24 July 2013 17:26

New Jersey Voters Continue To Support Same-Sex Marriage

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 atlantic city new jersey

 

 

We haven't been talking about New Jersey for a long time. Good news! A new poll in this state shows voters are always in favour of marriage for same-sex couples.

 

The Quinnipiac University questioned 1,068 voters in New Jersey and the results show that 60% are favorable to marriage equality even though 31% are opposed to it with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

 

It is not a different result from a recent poll which showed that 64% of voters supported same-sex marriage while 30% were opposed to it.

 

The problem in New Jersey remains unchanged: Governor Chris Christie.

 

Last year, a bill had been adopted by the Senate and by the House but Governor Christie vetoed it. The law was thus banned.

 

As reports The Star-Ledger, New Jersey currently allows civil unions between gay couples, which are supposed to give them the same rights as marriage. But the Supreme Court ruling only affects marriages, leaving civil union couples without the federal benefits.

 

Currently, Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver try to gather the two-thirds of votes they need to override Governor’s veto.

 

There are also 6 same-sex couples who bring the matter to court.

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