SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 17: Same-sex couple Ariel Owens (R) and his spouse Joseph Barham walk arm in arm after they were married at San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Same-sex couples throughout California are rushing to get married as counties begin issuing marriage license after a State Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
The head of the New Jersey Assembly says he won't post a bill to legalize same-sex marriage unless the Senate approves the measure first.
Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts said Thursday that all sides had a chance to be heard during seven hours of Senate debate earlier in December.
The bill eked through the Senate Judiciary Committee 7-6 but was hastily pulled from the full Senate because it seemed doomed to fail.
The Senate sponsors then asked that the measure be sent to the Assembly for a committee hearing.
The clock is ticking on the bill.