Chris Christie Vetoes New Jersey Gay Marriage Bill

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has kept his promise of "very swift action" by rejecting a law legalizing same-sex marriage one day after it passed the State Assembly in a 41-33 vote. On Monday the bill passed the State Senate 24-16, but Christie has said repeatedly that he would not sign the measure into law, preferring it be put to a popular vote instead, thereby preventing liberal tolerance from haunting him in future elections. Democratic lawmakers in each chamber have until January 2014 to recruit the Republicans needed for a two-thirds majority in each chamber that would override Christie's veto. New York's superiority complex persists.