Sweeney Statement On Governor’s Failure To Support Marriage Equality

Senate President Stephen P. Sweeney, D-Salem, Cumberland, Gloucester, speaks at a news conference at the Statehouse regarding the passage of S-1, legislation that would establish marriage equality in New Jersey. The bill is sponsored by the Senate President along with Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen and Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, D-Union. The bill passed the full Senate of 24-16. It now heads to the Assembly for further consideration. Also pictured are Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Senator Lesniak.

TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement today regarding the governor’s veto of S1 and his failure to support equality and fairness in New Jersey:

“Governor Christie’s veto is a shameful act hidden behind the guise of a public referendum. Today, he firmly planted his feet on the wrong side of history. He certainly does not deserve whatever credit he will probably receive for maintaining his misguided position. He had a chance to do the right thing, and failed miserably.

“The fight for marriage equality is not over. We will override this veto.”