New Jersey’s Senate passed a gay marriage bill today! Now it will go to the state Assembly, which will pass it, because Assemblies pass everything. Then it will hit the desk of the good Governor Sandwiches of New Jersey, Chris Christie, who will veto it and then curse out some teachers, for his breakfast dessert.
Democrats in the state won’t have the numbers to overturn Christie’s veto, so there is not likely to be any married gay sexytime in the filthy toxic beach death state anytime soon. But since when has a lack of success ever stopped Democrats from patting themselves on the back and celebrating? From the Star-Ledger:
Gay marriage opponents say such a stalemate will put New Jersey’s 10-year debate on ice for a long time. Supporters, however, will treat a vote by both houses as an important milestone in a fight they will continue to wage.
“I don’t think there’s one civil rights leader in the South who thought ending segregation would be a slam dunk on the first time out,” said Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer), New Jersey’s first openly gay lawmaker.
Steven Goldstein, chairman of the gay rights advocacy group Garden State Equality, said the group will celebrate if it passes.
“This week’s marriage equality votes are like the World Series, the Super Bowl and a Barbra Streisand concert all wrapped up in one,” he said.
Here’s some good news for the homosexuals of Washington state, though, that just popped up on the Twitter: “Washington state to become the 7th in the nation to allow gay marriage as governor signs bill into law.” Now Bill Gates can finally marry that other guy from Washington state; congrats to both!