NJ gay marriage advocates want lawmakers to vote

January 4, 2010 10:44:37 AM PST
New Jersey gay rights advocates are making a last-chance push to persuade state lawmakers to legalize gay marriage. About 150 rallied Monday outside the Statehouse in Trenton to call on lawmakers to vote on the bill. It's been stalled in both chambers of the Legislature.

In the crowd were clergy from several faiths who said that not all religious leaders condemn same-sex marriage.

Gov. Jon Corzine says he would sign the bill into law if lawmakers can get it to his desk. But he leaves office Jan. 19.

Gov.-elect Chris Christie has said he would veto a gay marriage law.

New Jersey has a civil unions law that gives gay couples the benefits of marriage but not the title.