There are several new developments to the marriage equality fight in New Jersey. As you're aware, the Senate will vote tomorrow on the marriage bill (S1967/A2978) that passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in December. The clock is running out of time but there are some strategies.
Via Blue Jersey:
"After a month in limbo, both houses in the NJ legislature cracked open new possibilities yesterday for a vote on marriage equality, with Senate President Dick Codey scheduling a full Senate vote for tomorrow, and Speaker Joe Roberts promising that if the bill clears the Senate, he will post it in the full Assembly 'immediately' for Monday, without committee hearing, leaving just a day for Gov. Jon Corzine to fulfill his promise to sign equality in marriage into law."
Meanwhile: Garden State Equality has begin an innovative online advert campaign through Google Ads that link to YouTube video.
John Bohrer also offers this advice at the Huffington Post:
"Currently, there are five Democratic Senators voting no. That means at least three Republicans are needed to pass. Right now, there is only one -- which is still one more than the New York state Senate had. Bill Baroni is a Central Jersey GOPer from a Democratic leaning district. But the guy is no Republican-In-Name-Only, nor the kind who has everyone wondering, 'Why doesn't he just switch parties already?' In fact, he's one of the brightest Republican stars on the state horizon. In terms of Jersey politics, think of him as the Republican Cory Booker, who, by the way, also supports marriage equality—which tells you where this issue is headed."
Last month, five of Baroni's Republican colleagues released a letter that said they would rather "fix" New Jersey's outdated civil unions legislation than vote for marriage equality. We'll see where they stand tomorrow ...