National politics at play in N.J. marriage battle

07/4/2013 | NJ.com (Hackensack, N.J.) · National Journal

Democratic state lawmakers say they'll seek Republican converts as they attempt to override New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's veto of legislation that would allow same-sex couples to marry. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to grant federal benefits to married same-sex couples has added urgency to the issue, advocates say. "People are being denied their rights over a simple word," said Senate President Stephen Sweeney, a Democrat. The governor is in a politically dangerous situation, given his national profile and the possibility that he would run for president, according to an analysis by National Journal's Matthew Cooper.

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