Marriage equality bill faces votes next week

TRENTON – Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver said this afternoon the chamber will vote Feb. 16 on the marriage equality bill.

“We had a great conversation today about marriage equality and several other important matters,” Oliver said in a release following a caucus.

“I look forward to the Assembly voting on Feb. 16 to give the marriage equality legislation final legislative approval.”

The Senate will hold a voting session on Feb. 13, and is scheduled to consider the bill as well, although it has not announced its official board list of bills yet.

Both Judiciary committees have approved the bill.