Doherty on Dems who don’t support same sex marriage ballot question: ‘cowards’

State Sen. Mike Doherty, (R-23), of Oxford blasted Democrats for opposing Gov. Chris Christie’s call for a ballot question on the issue of same-sex marriage.

“Cowards,” said the GOP senator, referring to state Senate President Steve Sweeney, (D-3), West Deptford, and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, (D-34), East Orange.

“What are they afraid of?” wondered Doherty, who supports a ballot question on the issue.

A member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Republican senator attended marriage equality hearings this week.


“We’re wasting our time and giving people false hope,” Doherty said. “Let’s just put it on the ballot to let the people decide.”