Governor Jon Corzine reiterates support for same-sex marriage in New Jersey

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At HRC dinner, Corzine says, “We are going to move forward.”

It was his most recent and maybe his most forceful statement thus far to placate LGBT New Jerseyans. Governor Jon Corzine says one major blemish detracting from the historic election in November of President Barack Obama was Prop 8’s passage in California. He vowed that, “New Jersey is going to reverse that, and we’re going to move forward, and we’re going to have a happy governor signing the marriage equality bill when it gets to my desk.” The fact that the remark was made just a few weeks after he had stated to local newspapers that same-sex marriage might not be a priority in 2009 was not lost on those in attendance.

The remarks were made across the Hudson River in New York City at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) dinner on February 7th. The governor once again stated he would sign such a bill if it got to his desk. How forcefully he would push for such a bill during a gubernatorial election year in the Garden State was not addressed.