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Majority Of New Jersey Voters Support Marriage Equality

A new Rutgers-Eagleton poll found that 54 percent of New Jersey voters support legalizing same-sex marriage, with less than 40 percent opposed. Despite opposition from Catholic leadership, 52 percent of Catholic voters also approve of marriage equality, but evangelical Christians are strongly opposed. The New Jersey Senate passed the same-sex marriage bill yesterday with a 24–16 vote, three votes shy of what would be required to override Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) veto. The House takes up the bill on Thursday.

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