Friday, 18 May 2012 20:57

New Jersey Voters Still Want A Referendum On Gay Marriage

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According to a new poll, voters of New Jersey want a referendum on gay marriage.

We remember that in New Jersey, in spite of the approval of the Senate and the House, the Governor Chris Christie had vetoed the law allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry.

We can see, thanks to the Quinnipiac University poll, that 67% of voters would like to vote to grant or not gay marriage in the state.

48% would want that the State Legislature override the veto. The state legislature has until the end of its current session in January 2014 to accomplish the override.

According to the poll, voters under 35 years old support gay marriage by 77% to 18% as voters 35 to 54 years old support it by 58% to 39%. Voters over 55 are opposed by 53% to 41%.

"New Jerseyans like Gov. Christopher Christie and are divided on whether his veto of the same-sex marriage bill was right or wrong. And they're divided on whether the State Legislative should override the veto," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"But voters overwhelmingly endorse Christie's idea of putting it up to a referendum."