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New Jersey Senate approves gay marriage but Governor will veto

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  1. Keith Farrell 13 Feb 2012, 6:54pm

    another biggot governor, what the hell is wrong with american govenors are they born stupid and as biggots are do they grow up that way

  2. Governor Christie, otherwise known as The Fat One, Jaba the Moron, Moby Prick, really is the absolute scum of the Earth – a man who wilfully set out to ruin his State’s educational system; a man who LIED and FALSELY ACCUSED a State official for HIS ERROR which resulted in his State missing out on MILLIONS OF DOLLARS of Federal Aid. Christie is the Rupublican Party at its UGLIEST!!!!

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 13 Feb 2012, 7:01pm

    A friend of mine who lives in New Jersey told me that the only way for coward Christie to get a referendum would require the New Jersey legislature to do it, and that is unlikely to happen.

    Christie is pandering to the worst prejudice and fears, mostly the religious bigots.

    By the way Pink News, Gov. Gregoire of Washington state is due to sign the marriage equality legislation today, not February 18.

  4. I think the reality is that as someone who is expected to make a presidential bid in the future for the Republican party, he is not going to be the first Republican Governer to sign gay marriage into law. I would imagine that regardless of his point of view, he won’t say anything which would upset the decision makers in the Republican Party.
    However, I hope someone is pointing out to him, that by the time he does end up running for president, gay marriage will be legal in a lot more states and people will look back on these figures in a similar way to those who opposed the civil rights movements – hateful, uncaring bigots.

  5. Christie would put equal rights, and the due process of the legislature, to the sword in order to serve his own desire to be VP. The man is an odious pile of self-promoting filth

    1. Miguel Sanchez 14 Feb 2012, 2:00pm

      Valsky,
      Word has it, Christie won’t be courted as a VP candidate. The odds on favorite is freshman senator Marco Rubio from FL but the odds of him accepting are low.

  6. You underestimate the pervasiveness of stupidity amongst all Americans, it’s not just governors and other politicians.

    One of the very fundamental purposes of the US Bill of Rights is that human rights are not subject to a vote. It would be like asking two tigers and a rabbit to vote on what is for dinner. 999 people out of 1000 still cannot vote away the rights of the 1 individual.

    Astoundingly, most Americans believe they can ignore the US Constitution, grab their torches and pitchforks and run anyone out of “their” town or take a vote and make any group of people 2nd class citizens by attenuating their rights and freedoms for no other reason than it makes the majority uncomfortable. It is precisely the same as black slavery, women voting, inter-racial marriages. And yet, Americans still haven’t learned anything about basic human rights!

    40% of the US is pathetic, bigoted, idiots.

  7. Paul Harris 13 Feb 2012, 8:10pm

    Does anyone remember in the U.S. in the 80s when right wingers rallied behind the motto, “Equal Rights Yes, Special Privileges No!” when they opposed non-discrimination laws aimed to protect gays and lesbians in housing and employment? Funny but now they wouldn’t dare use that motto because their hypocrisy would show they would have to support equal rights in marriage for gay and lesbian citizens.

    Paul Harris
    Author, “Diary From the Dome, Reflections on Fear and Privilege During Katrina”

  8. Commander Thor 13 Feb 2012, 8:17pm

    Should gay people and Governor Christie be allowed to marry?

  9. Sister Goodlove 13 Feb 2012, 8:43pm

    Another unattractive fundamentalist. Inside and out. There’s a pattern forming here.

  10. GingerlyColors 13 Feb 2012, 8:55pm

    Why should one person with outdated views scupper the chance for New Jersey to introduce marriage equality. A comfortable 60% of the State Senate has voted in favour and should the issue go to referendum then it again should be passed. Governor Christie should stay out of this one unless he wishes to be out on his ear in the next election.

    1. Christie is widely seen as a viable republican presidential candidate in 2016 -provided he can get a stomach bypass & his morbid obesity doesn’t kill him first. The Dems have 2 years to get the two-thirds majority needed to override Christie’s predicted veto. They will need 27 votes in the Senate to accomplish this. The Assembly will vote soon, and that vote is likely to be even closer to a 2/3s majority.

    2. Robert in S. Kensington 14 Feb 2012, 12:40pm

      New Jersey doesn’t have ballot referenda, same as New York. It would take a state constitutional amendment to do that which takes time and a lot of money and a two thirds majority in both state houses ot make it happen. Unlikely that will happen. Christie knows it but he’s only vetoing to save face, so that the religious freaks and other right wing bigots will be appeased. It gets him off the hook and won’t cost him their votes. He’s screwed either way. After 45 days, the law takes effect with or without his signature. Well done, New Jersey!

  11. I would strongly recommend anyone who hasn’t already to watch a 9 part documentary on youtube called “outrage”. It deals with some people like this in politics and it even had the eyebrows on an old cynic like me twitching.
    I wish it could be broadcast on a mainstream tv channel in the uk.

  12. It’s like calling for a ballot on basic civil rights? Is this the freedom we hear so much about? The freedom that thousands have died for?

  13. I am with Chris Christie on this one, they Government make the law, not the citizens.
    All Governments should have Chris Christie, he has balls and is no a walkover.

    1. jamestoronto 14 Feb 2012, 12:53am

      Then the citizens of California who voted for Prop 8 and tried to make it the law in that state had NO right to do so. Interesting that this is what the court decided. So let’s see, that means you are now in favour of equal marriage since the government of California is not opposed to it just a few of its citizens.

    2. Miguel Sanchez 14 Feb 2012, 2:11pm

      James,
      Are you familier with the 14th Ammendment? With the comment you just made, it tells me you’re not. Prop 8 was over turned because the Judge said it violated the 14th Ammendment. We’re likely to see this in the US Supreme Court where the Justices will have no choice but to agree if violates equal protection under the law.

      Christie has NO BALLS and the brains of a slug.

  14. johnny33308 14 Feb 2012, 2:36am

    If Civil Rights were decided by voting in a Referendum, no one would ever have any……look at America’s history for evidence…voters always vote the rights of others away…they voted to make interacial marriage illegal for almost a hundred years….was that right because it was “the will of the people”? How about Segregation, or Apartheid…both voted on by citizens….

  15. And this is how Roman Catholics of the Republican party deals with the issue, please take not of Washington State Governor

    1. Whoops, spelling erroe, should be please take note! But I guess you all knew that.

  16. I fail to see where democracy fits into all of this if a state senate can vote in favour and a single individual can chose to override that majority.

  17. Art Pearson 14 Feb 2012, 3:50pm

    There is somethng seriously wrong with your constitution if the Governor can veto the will of the Majoirity.

  18. Only stupid people can go against progress and justice. This governor is one of them

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