N.J. Democrats call on GOP to override veto on gay vows

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July 3, 2013

Still not committing to a date for a vote, New Jersey state Senate Democratic leaders converged in the hometown of the Senate minority leader to pressure Republicans to override New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's veto of same-sex marriage and to urge the governor to permit it to happen.

"I will schedule an override vote when the advocates tell me to, and not until, out of respect to everyone involved. The advocates deserve the opportunity to drive this bus because it's impacted their families so much," said Senate President Stephen Sweeney, a Democrat from Gloucester, N.J., who said Christie is blocking Republican lawmakers from voting for the bill.

"This is an issue that's not going to go away," Sweeney said.