Advocates push for gay marriage rights in New Jersey

    Gay marriage advocates in New Jersey say they now have the votes needed to pass a law through the Legislature, but not enough to override a veto by Gov. Chris Christie.

    Advocates are again taking up the cause they were defeated on twice last year, and Christie maintains he won’t sign such a bill.

    Lambda Legal, which defends gay rights, says it will announce a lawsuit against the state Wednesday, seeking to legalize gay marriage as New York did just a few days ago, as NJ.com reports.

    New Hampshire, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. already allow gay marriage. New Jersey has a civil union law, which gay marriage advocates say is not as effective.

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