Same-sex marriage law before Judiciary next week

TRENTON – Wasting no time, the Senate Democrats will have S1, the marriage equality bill, front and center Tuesday when the Senate Judiciary convenes.

When Democratic leaders unveiled plans for the same-sex marriage law last week, they said they would give it priority.

The bill, sponsored by Sens. Steve Sweeney, Loretta Weinberg and Ray Lesniak, was introduced Jan. 10 and will be heard in committee room 4 at 11 a.m. in the Statehouse Annex next Tuesday.

Sweeney has gone on record regretting his abstention when this bill came before the full Senate in 2009.

Same-sex marriage law before Judiciary next week