According to a report in the last hour, the Toeiva Marriage Bill scheduled for the Senate tomorrow will be postponed until January.
The Senate sponsors want the delay in order that the Assembly should vote on it first. The Assembly Judiciary Committee is scheduled to meet on January 4th. That would give both Houses one week to vote on it by January 11th. On January 12th the next Legislative Session begins.
Agudath Israel of New Jersey wants to thank the community for the tremendous work done up until this point to explain the Torah communities view on this Bill. The Senators are well aware of where we and other Faith based communities stand on this issue and that is why there weren’t enough votes to pass the Bill tomorrow in the Senate. We hope that the Assembly will be just as aware.
Rest assured the other side will be working very hard between now and January 4th on the 40 Senators and 80 Assemblymen to get their votes.
We have to work twice as hard.
With Siyata Dishmaya we will succeed in our efforts.
Agudath Israel of New Jersey