Good news, but it’s too bad the blowhard governor of New Jersey is still promising to veto the bill:

The 42-33 vote Thursday sends the bill to Christie. The Republican governor who opposes gay marriage had promised “very swift action” if the bill reached his desk.

Christie and most Republican lawmakers want gay marriage put to a popular vote. Democrats say gay marriage is a civil right protected by the Constitution and should not be subject to referendum.


The affirmative vote in the Democrat-controlled Assembly ended speculation over whether the measure had the votes to pass.

The Senate passed the bill 24-16 vote Monday.

It needs a few more Republican votes in both houses to override a veto, so if you’re in New Jersey, call your lawmakers.