It has been a year into President Obama's neighborhood and we are running backwards on progressive issues and, especially, on glbt issues.
Gay marriage was defeated in the New Jersey Senate 20-14, with 5 brave Senators choosing not to vote.
Please note that 6 Democrats voted against gay marriage and 3 did not vote. They are our enemies. 2 Republicans voted in favor of gay marriage. There is a reason I am no longer voting the party line and am now an Independent.
Here is a link to the roll call vote.
There is now going to be a Republican Governor, who has vowed to veto any gay marriage legislation that would come before him. We cannot get a simple majority, even when Democrats are in power...so how can we expect to override a veto?
The focus is now turning to the courts.
There needs to be some serious strategizing and planning going on. Now.
For more coverage on the story, select from among the following:
The New York Times
The Newark Star-Ledger
NBC New York