New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is
keeping mum on what he would do if lawmakers approve a proposed gay
marriage bill, the Star-Ledger reported.
“They have a right to set their
agenda, I'll set mine, we'll see who gets there first,” Christie
said on Thursday in Camden. “When forced to make a decision, if
forced to make a decision on it, I'll make a decision.”
Christie is widely considered the
decision maker on whether New Jersey follows in the footsteps of
neighbor New York.
While the Republican governor has
previously said he would veto such a bill if it reached his desk,
Senate President Stephen Sweeney believes the governor could be
persuaded to back the measure.
“It's going to be a fight,” said
Sweeney, a Democrat, during a press conference unveiling the measure.
“We expect it to be a fight. The governor's a decent person, and
I think we can work on educating him to the fact of what it means.”
Bills in the Senate and Assembly were
filed on Wednesday and given top priority.