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New Jersey wants marriage equality

Timothy Kincaid

November 19th, 2009

A new poll in New Jersey shows more support than opposition for marriage equality.

More New Jerseyans support legalizing gay marriage than oppose it, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released this morning.

The poll, conducted between Nov. 6 and 10, found 46 percent of adult residents want to extend the right to gay couples while 42 percent oppose it. Still undecided were 12 percent of respondents.

There has long been talk of instituting marriage equality during the lame duck session that begins next week. However, recent comments from the Democratic leadership of some committees suggests that they are looking for excuses to avoid a vote.

There is a very narrow window in which to pass a marriage bill. Otherwise we are on hold in New Jersey for another four years or until Christie is replaced.

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occono
November 19th, 2009 | LINK

I’m sick of Polls.

TampaZeke
November 19th, 2009 | LINK

Yeah, that’s just about exactly what the polls in California and Maine said right before each of them voted to rescind their marriage equality laws.

Eddie89
November 20th, 2009 | LINK

I think that people are lying to these pollsters and just don’t want to admit that they hold bias against gay people.

Then when it comes time to actually vote in favor of gay rights, they vote against them because no one else will know.

“Who knows what homo-bigotry lurks in the hearts of voters?”

Mark
November 24th, 2009 | LINK

Why not try for some civil unions thing? Half a loaf…

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