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December 9th, 2009
04:45 PM ET

The 'Boss' backs same-sex marriage in New Jersey

A gay marriage bill that's up for a crucial vote Thursday in New Jersey has the backing of 'The Boss'.

A gay marriage bill that's up for a crucial vote Thursday in New Jersey has the backing of 'The Boss'.

Paul Steinhauser
CNN Deputy Political Director

A gay marriage bill that's up for a crucial vote Thursday in New Jersey has the backing of "the Boss."

Rock legend Bruce Springsteen say he supports the legislation, which would legalize same sex marriages in the Garden State. On his Web site, the New Jersey born Springsteen says he's "always spoken out for the rights of same-sex couples," adding that he urges "those who support equal treatment for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters to let their voices be heard now."

The New Jersey state Senate is expected to vote on the bill Thursday. It passed through the state Senate's Judiciary Committee earlier this week by one vote. Democrats concede the measure may fall short of the 21 votes needed to pass the state Senate. The state Assembly hasn't considered the bill yet.

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