Supporters of marriage equality in New Jersey declared victory when Gov. Christie dropped his appeal of a trial court decision that allowed marriage equality to begin. Lawmakers are now deciding what needs to be done to pass a law reinforcing the trial court's decision and to address issues not answered by the courts.
The question, top Democrats say, is whether they should continue efforts to override Christie's veto of a bill allowing gay marriage, introduce a new bill eliminating civil unions and scaling back on religious-exemption provisions included in the original legislation, or do nothing - for now, at least. "We know what the legal issues are," said Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D., Bergen), one of the sponsors of the original gay-marriage bill. "The decision now is how we handle it politically."
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