Advocates hopeful N.J. will enact gay marriage law

    New Jersey gay rights advocates hope the state Supreme Court’s decision to take up a same-sex marriage case prompts quick legislative action on the matter.

    The state’s highest court agreed on Friday to consider whether to legalize same-sex nuptials.

    Gay rights supporters say they’re confident they will prevail in court. But they also say it gives the Legislature another reason to pass a law to legalize gay marriage.

    Lawmakers passed the bill last year, but Republican Gov. Chris Christie vetoed it.

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    Lawmakers have until Jan. 14 to override the veto.

    The court says it will take arguments on the topic on Jan. 6 or 7.

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