Marriage hearing under way in N.J.

Posted on 07 Dec 2009 at 1:31pm

As Tammye mentioned below, the next round in the battle over same-sex marriage is under way this afternoon in New Jersey, where the Senate Judiciary Committee is taking up the matter. If the bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the Garden State clears committee, it could be voted on by the full Senate on Thursday. The bill also still needs to pass the state Assembly.

According to The Star-Ledger, more than a thousand supporters of same-sex marriage surrounded the Statehouse this morning in advance of today’s hearing. You can listen to the Judiciary Committee’s hearing live by going here.

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