Gay Marriage Fight Stalls in NY, NJ

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The fight to make gay marriage legal in the Northeast U.S. seems to be stalling this month.

Legislatures in New York and New Jersey have failed to schedule votes on bills to recognize the unions.

The states are seen as gay friendly, but the most recent election cast doubt on whether same-sex marriage would pass there anytime soon.

New Jersey voters recently booted out former Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine in favor of Republican Governor-elect Christopher Christie.

Gay marriage legislation is also currently floundering in New York.

Analysts say if the issue fails to pass in these two states, there could be national implications.

Maggie Gallagher is the president of the National Organization for Marriage, an organization which mobilizes social conservatives to fight against same-sex unions.

"If they are unable to pass gay marriage in New York and New Jersey, combined with the loss in Maine, it will confirm that gay marriage is not the inevitable wave of the future," Gallagher said.

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