Democratic lawmakers in New Jersey will attempt to override Governor Chris Christie's veto of a gay marriage bill, Democratic Assemblyman Reed Gusciora has said.

After the New Jersey Assembly and Senate approved the bill last year, Christie, a Republican and a rising star in the GOP, rejected the measure and called on lawmakers to go directly to the people.

Gusciora, the openly gay lawmaker who sponsored the bill in the Assembly, told the's PolitickerNJ that leaders in both chambers have committed to holding an override vote before the end of the current legislative term.

When compared to last year's vote on the measure, three additional votes are needed in the Senate (measure cleared 24-16) and twelve in the Assembly (42-33) to reach the two-thirds majority required to override a governor's veto.

Supporters have been lobbying lawmakers for a year.

“I think we can get the three in the Senate,” Gusciora said. “But the Assembly is a different story. I can name five who might switch their vote, but it stops there.”

Citing the need to give Republicans extra breathing room, Senate President Steve Sweeney has previously said he would like to wait until after the June primary election before attempting an override vote.