"It means the world isn't changing; it means the world has already changed," Steven Goldstein, chairman of the gay-rights group Garden State Equality said after the vote. "So wake up and smell the equality."
New Jersey Senate approves gay marriage →
Goldstein, who said he has a cordial relationship with the governor, promised to continue fighting him vigorously on the issue.
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