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    Gay marriage legislation hits snag in New Jersey

    The future of gay marriage in New Jersey is still uncertain. A planned Senate vote is being delayed to allow for the Assembly’s Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on the measure.

    The future of gay marriage in New Jersey is still uncertain. A planned Senate vote is being delayed to allow for the Assembly’s Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on the measure.

    Governor Jon Corzine says he’s encouraging a full debate on the bill.

    Corzine: There needs to be greater discussion and hopefully the delay will give even greater time for momentum to build and to get to a positive conclusion.

    Senate President Dick Codey says he’s disappointed sponsors of the gay marriage bill asked for a delay in the Senate vote.

    Codey: Is the Assembly willing to go ahead without a guarantee from the Senate and I can’t guarantee them that if they pass it that it will pass it in my house at this point in time so it’s a whole new ballgame.

    Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts says he’s gauging whether there is enough support for the bill, and no Assembly hearing has been scheduled.

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