Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday vetoed a bill to legalize gay marriage three days after the state Senate passed it and the state Assembly affirmed the vote, 41 to 33. While gay marriage has been a top priority among state Democrats this year, they don’t have the votes in the legislature to override a veto. New Jersey's gay-marriage proposal was one of several in the works. In Washington state, a bill legalizing same-sex marriage was signed into law by the governor Monday, and a similar initiative is working its way through Maryland’s statehouse.