New Jersey's Assembly has passed a measure to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccines for schoolchildren, but leaders in the state Senate have delayed a vote on the measure.

Opponents shouted so loudly they drowned out the session.

The Democrat-led Assembly passed the bill 45-25, with six abstentions.

Senate President Steve Sweeney says the Senate will consider the bill again before the session ends next month.

Opponents outside the chamber shouted “We do not consent,” and “In God we trust" so loudly throughout the Senate voting session that it was difficult to hear lawmakers speak.

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