Image via WikipediaIn the wake of New York's marriage equality defeat last week, the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee is preparing for up to six hours of debate on the issue of same-sex marriage in the Garden State. Lobbyists on both sides of the issue have been working overtime to sway undecided state senators in the latest closely watched battleground. Lawmakers expect the measure to be sent to the senate for a full vote as early as Thursday.
According to NJ.com, "Advocates for same sex marriage see this as a last stand. In just over a month, Gov.-elect Chris Christie will take office. He has made it clear he will veto any gay marriage legislation that comes to his desk. However, Gov. Jon Corzine says he is prepared to sign it."