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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie drops challenge to equal marriage law

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  1. Derek Williams 21 Oct 2013, 4:21pm

    Superb! Congratulations to New Jersey. The Governor was also gracious in defeat and has pledged to uphold the law.

    1. I’m not sure I would call that gracious – he has only given in now that the New Jersey Supreme Court has made it clear that his appeal has no chance of succeeding, and he couldn’t resist a couple of digs at the court (the stuff about dictating and substituting their will for democracy).

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 21 Oct 2013, 5:36pm

        Unfortunately for republicans, it is the Supreme Court’s duty to interpret the American Constitution, not Christie or any politician for that matter. His dig at the court is bogus and about playing to the Tea Party scumbags and other loons in his party. I wouldn’t call it a gracious concession one bit. He should never have vetoed the legislation when it first passed. In matters of civil rights, a veto should never be allowed.

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  3. jamestoronto 22 Oct 2013, 4:15am

    So Christie “disagrees with the Court substituting its judgment for the constitutional process of the elected branches or a vote of the people” – FAIL Christie. The Governor conveniently has forgotten that both houses of the ELECTED New Jersey Legislature passed an equal marriage bill many months ago which he vetoed. He is the only one who has overridden the will of the peoples’ representatives. Political memory is not that short Christie. The Supreme Court simply undid the damage you had already done. You should thank them for cleaning up your mess. A real gesture would be to withdraw your veto (if the legal process allows it).

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