Gov’t Hopes to Vote on Gender Bills on March 2, 2016

After years of delay, the Christie administration is aiming to have a parliamentary vote on its Constitutional Amendment Bills on gender equality on March 2, with the referendum slated to take place this summer, The Tribune was told.

A precise date for the referendum has not been given, but Constitutional Commission Chairman Sean McWeeney said the window for having the referendum take place has been narrowed between May and the end of July.

The government began debate on the bills in 2014, but after significant push back from some members of Parliament the legislation was left languishing in the committee stage of the House of Assembly.

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