Quinn’s office confirmed that the speaker will marry Kim Catullo on May 19. No other details of the wedding were made available, though her office said it would be a private ceremony.
Dolan said he and other Catholic leaders “feel a responsibility to speak up for the baby in the womb.” He said Cuomo listened attentively, but gave them “no assurances.”
The state’s Legislature gave final approval to the bill on Thursday, with the Assembly voting in favor 42-33. Christie and other Republicans want same-sex marriage to be decided by public vote, but Democrats say it’s a civil right protected by the Constitution.
Cheers erupted Thursday as the vote was announced, 42-33 in favor. The state Assembly passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage just days after the Senate did the very same thing.
Stephanie Figarelle wore a simple black suit and Lela McArthur wore a white silk gown as the two exchanged vows Tuesday at the Empire State Building. It’s the first same-sex ceremony at the landmark.
New Jersey lawmakers gave their blessing to legalizing gay marriage for the first time Monday as the state Senate passed a bill that would allow nuptials for same-sex couples, despite Gov. Chris Christie’s insistence that he will veto such legislation.
Gay marriage proponents expect same-sex couples will be allowed to wed in New Jersey, eventually.
A Republican lawmaker said Thursday he has submitted a proposal for a ballot question that would ask New Jersey voters to approve gay marriage in November.
Since California’s Proposition 8, which basically outlaws gay marriage, has been ruled unconstitutional, what effect does Gov. Chris Christie think the ruling will have on his preference to have New Jersey voters decide on the issue?
Assembly Democrats met privately for 90 minutes primarily on gay marriage before Speaker Sheila Oliver announced the vote on Feb. 16.
Assemblyman Reed Gusciora criticized Gov. Chris Christie for his ballot question idea on the topic of gay marriage. Christie, who didn’t wasn’t pleased with comparisons to two segregationist governors, responded Monday.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s position on gay marriage hasn’t changed. If a gay marriage bill lands on his desk, Christie say’s he’ll veto it. His alternative is not receiving high marks from state and local leaders.
The Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary committee forwarded the bill to the full Senate in an 8-4 party-line vote. Similar legislation failed in the Senate two years ago.
Speaking with WCBS 880 anchors Wayne Cabot and Steve Scott, Christie said “we’ll see what happens” when directly asked if he would veto a gay marriage bill.
New Jersey lawmakers passed a bill that would make it legal to bet on professional and collegiate sporting events. Gov. Chris Christie is expected to sign the measure into law.