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No immediate veto from Christie on gay marriage

No immediate action from Christie on gay marriage; GOP gov has vowed a swift veto By The Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) ' Gov. Chris Christie will take no action Thursday night on a gay marriage bill OK'd by the New Jersey Assembly.

The Assembly passed the bill allowing same-sex nuptials by a 42-33 vote earlier Thursday. But the chamber isn't required to send the bill to Christie's desk until the close of business Friday.

Christie, a Republican who opposes gay marriage, has promised "very swift action" once the bill reaches his desk.

Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak said no action on the bill would be taken before Friday.

The Democratic controlled Legislature then has two years to try to override the governor, something they have yet to be successful at doing.

Six states and Washington, D.C. recognize gay marriage. Washington State's new gay marriage law is set to take effect in June.

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