TRENTON, N.J. — Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly are speaking in support of a same-sex marriage bill that will be voted on Thursday.
Proponents are arguing that New Jersey can make history by passing the bill, even though Gov. Chris Christie has vowed to veto it.
Assembly GOP Leader Jon Bramnick of Westfield says the 32 Republicans can vote however they want.
He also says most Republicans believe — as Christie does — that the question of legalizing same-sex marriage should be put to popular vote.
There are more than enough Democrats in the Assembly to pass the bill, even if no Republicans vote for it.
The state Senate approved the measure Monday.
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