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.

    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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