A second Republican member of the New Jersey Assembly has come out for gay marriage.

Declan O'Scanlon on Wednesday told the Asbury Park Press that he supports an effort to override Governor Chris Christie's 2012 veto of a marriage bill approved by lawmakers.

While no Republicans in the Assembly voted for the bill, O'Scanlon, an ordained minister, was not present to vote.

He said Wednesday that had he attended the session, he would have voted for the bill. He added that the Christie administration was aware of his position on the issue.

β€œI have never had untoward pressure put on me, contrary to the reputation of this governor, to change a position,” O'Scanlon said. β€œOn gay marriage, he has his position and I have mine. We respect each other. I have not gotten a call from anybody in the administration on this.”

O'Scanlon is speaking out just days after supporters said they had secured 3 additional votes in the Assembly, including Republican Holly Schepisi.

Schepisi told the Times of Trenton that her deciding factor was the Supreme Court's June decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevented federal agencies from recognizing the legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples. The decision left New Jersey gay couples in a civil union on an unequal footing to those in a marriage who are able to access federal benefits.

Supporters need to find 8 more votes in the Assembly and 3 in the Senate before January to beat Christie's veto.