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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:52 PM

I believe Governor Christie just showed his hand.

He wants a vote in the General election in November.

Letting the majority vote on minority rights has always worked out so well.

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Reply I believe Governor Christie just showed his hand. (Original post)
William769 Jan 2012 OP
obamanut2012 Jan 2012 #1
William769 Jan 2012 #2
obamanut2012 Jan 2012 #4
MarkCharles Jan 2012 #3
Pab Sungenis Jan 2012 #5
joeybee12 Jan 2012 #6
obamanut2012 Jan 2012 #8
Pab Sungenis Jan 2012 #9
w8liftinglady Jan 2012 #7
HillWilliam Jan 2012 #10
dbackjon Jan 2012 #11
HillWilliam Jan 2012 #12

Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:55 PM

1. Can a plebiscite overturn the NJ Supreme Court's decision?

I honestly do not know.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:58 PM

2. Think they are still trying to figure that out in California.

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Response to William769 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:30 PM

4. Good point!

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:17 PM

3. Christie is such a disgustingly ugly Republican bully.

 

He knows the chances of a Prop 8 type election issue will turn out the fundies, Mormons, and bigots, which are about all the supporters he has left.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:10 PM

5. He can't have it.

 

There is no initiative in New Jersey, so a referendum would have to be put on the ballot by the Legislature. They feel (quite correctly, since the NJSC has ruled essentially in their favor) that they don't need one since marriage is defined by statute and not Constitutionally in NJ.

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Response to Pab Sungenis (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:28 PM

6. So basically he said it so his base could hear him say it...

And those noeandethals can nod their tiny heads and say, yeah, he's one of us.

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Response to Pab Sungenis (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:56 PM

8. Fantastic -- thanks for that info

So, a good chance both NJ and WA will be added to the marriage equality fold soon.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:10 PM

9. Only if we get the votes to override his veto.

 

That's very iffy. Two years ago we didn't even have the votes in the Senate to pass the thing while Jon Corzine was begging to sign it. We won over a couple of disloyal Democrats, but I'm afraid we may not have enough. We have to keep the pressure up.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:03 PM

7. Oy... I just read this article about it. What a prick...

Christie Pledges Gay-Marriage Veto as Democrats Push Forward

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-24/christie-pledges-gay-marriage-veto-as-democrats-push-forward.html

Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie pledged to veto a same-sex marriage bill, even as Democrats in the Legislature said they have enough votes to pass it.

Christie, a first-term Republican, said he wants voters to consider a constitutional amendment on the issue in November. The debate should happen “in homes, schools, synagogues, churches and ballfields across New Jersey,” Christie, 49, told reporters in Bridgewater today.

“The institution of marriage is too serious to be treated like a political issue,” he said.

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the measure today, sending it to the full Senate. Lawmakers in Washington state said yesterday they have the votes to legalize gay marriage and Governor Christine Gregoire, a Democrat, has said she’ll sign the bill. Six U.S. states -- New York, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut -- allow gay marriage.

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Response to w8liftinglady (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:21 AM

10. "The institution of marriage is too serious..."

Really, Christie? Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Newt Gringrich, and an almighty throng of Repub "holier than thou" pervs treat marriage ever so much more seriously than my 16-year commitment?

Kiss my ass.

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Response to HillWilliam (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:34 AM

11. That stood out as the ultimate in hypocracy

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:34 AM

12. The same hypocritical, cynical thing is going on in NC with Amendment One

The bagger-infested legislature has produced nothing but deep budget cuts to schools, social programs, squabbling, and strife. The "jobs, jobs, jobs" they ran on was forgotten the instant their opponents gave concession speeches at the last election. The only thing they've got left to get the nuts to the polls in a pointedly anti-gay amendment to the state constitution. The only thing.

The horrifically sad part is, it will work.

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