In anticipation of the upcoming marriage equality debate in New Jersey, I’m trying to get a feel for the possibilities in my family’s district. They live in District 25, which is represented by 3 republicans:
In 2006, both assemblymen voted NO on A3787/S2407, the civil unions bill (pdf). Sen Bucco did not vote, but is on record opposing civil unions and marriage equality, and supporting an anti-equality constitutional amendment. I can’t find any recent statements by any of them on marriage equality, but the quotes from a few years ago indicate that all three are die-hard haters.
BUT! Legislators do sometimes change their tune. So, does anyone out there live in NJ and have anything more hopeful to add about these three legislators? Is the NJ legislature thick enough with democrats that the GOP party liners can be ignored?