Lesniak decries Christie’s call for a ballot question

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Veteran state Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20), a leading marriage equality proponent in the state legislature, panned Gov. Chris Christie’s call for a ballot referendum on the issue of the day.

“Marriage equality isn’t like sports betting,” said Lesniak amid activity around today’s hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“It’s a civil right which is already guaranteed in our constitution,” Lesniak added. “It’s up to the legislature to guarantee these rights and support marriage equality for same sex couples.”

At the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Bridgewater today, Christie told reporters he would veto the Democrats’ marriage equality bill if they put it on his desk. Rather than have deadlock, the governor urged lawmakers to craft a ballot question that would let the people decide in the November election.

Lesniak decries Christie’s call for a ballot question