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NJ Gov. Christie vetoes gay marriage bill
Yahoo News ^ | Febuary 17, 2012 | Angela Delli Santi

Posted on 02/17/2012 3:28:15 PM PST by JerseyanExile

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has followed through on his promise to reject a bill allowing same-sex marriage in New Jersey by quickly vetoing the measure Friday and renewing his call for a ballot question to decide the issue.

The veto came a day after the state Assembly passed the bill. The state Senate had passed it on Monday. Christie, a Republican who opposes same-sex marriage, had vowed "very swift action" once the measure reached his desk.

In returning the bill to the Legislature, Christie reaffirmed his view that voters should decide whether to change the definition of marriage in New Jersey. His veto also proposed creating an ombudsman to oversee compliance with the state's civil union law, which same-sex couples have said is flawed and promotes discrimination.

"I am adhering to what I've said since this bill was first introduced — an issue of this magnitude and importance, which requires a constitutional amendment, should be left to the people of New Jersey to decide," Christie said in a statement. "I continue to encourage the Legislature to trust the people of New Jersey and seek their input by allowing our citizens to vote on a question that represents a profoundly significant societal change. This is the only path to amend our State Constitution and the best way to resolve the issue of same-sex marriage in our state.

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1 posted on 02/17/2012 3:28:21 PM PST by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile

Good for him; regardless of what the haters say (and they have some good points), Christie is a breath of fresh air in NJ. These deviants are celebrating victories they know they’d never win at the ballot box because their illnesses are revolting; from the way ballot measures have gone I think it is safe to say we won’t have this Godlessness in NJ for a while longer.


2 posted on 02/17/2012 3:31:58 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: JerseyanExile

He knows that normal voters all over the state would reject it.

I’m not familiar with the N.J. legislature, will his veto be over ridden?


3 posted on 02/17/2012 3:32:50 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Graybeard58

It would take a two-thirds majority in both houses, and from what I’ve read, they don’t have the numbers needed to pull that off.


4 posted on 02/17/2012 3:35:44 PM PST by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile
NYS was an interesting vote. They figured out how much money the state could make by having gay marriages here.

And of course the religious were exempt from performing gay marriages. The whole thing is disgusting.

5 posted on 02/17/2012 3:39:18 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: kearnyirish2

Nothing wrong with backing RINOs in states where 100% conservatives could never win. The Tea Party backed Scott Brown after all. You back the most conservative candidate who can win and then applaud them when they hold the conservative line. That doesn’t mean they should ever be elevated to the national executive branch or courts though.


6 posted on 02/17/2012 3:40:07 PM PST by JediJones (Just say NO to the MittRick system! Disenfranchise the establishment!)
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To: Graybeard58

“will his veto be overridden?”

It will be close. The assembly vote was something like 42-33. To overturn they would need to get to 55. Gay New York City hedge fund people are already stepping in to try and buy 13 people to flip, like they did in New York.

The NJ Supreme Court is also a notoriously communist bench. They will be upset by this veto. I wouldn’t be surprised if they stepped in and found queer marriage to be a ‘fundamental right’ under the NJ constitution.


7 posted on 02/17/2012 3:40:31 PM PST by crusader71
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To: JediJones

Great point. I wish more here would comprehend the reality.


8 posted on 02/17/2012 3:45:39 PM PST by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: JerseyanExile
If the law is not over-ridden, the poofters will go to the N.J. Supreme Court and win under the Equal Protection clause.

That's how they just won again in Calif. So, it's not over in New Jersey or any other state until the USSC rules on the Equal Protection issue.

9 posted on 02/17/2012 3:45:50 PM PST by muleskinner
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To: JediJones

Very good....I dig that....


10 posted on 02/17/2012 3:46:30 PM PST by geege
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To: JerseyanExile

Good for you Christie, showing your buddy Romeny that there ALWAYS is a way to sanity while governor of a lib state, at least on your watch...

unless, of course, your secret desire is to allow this stuff to transform your state in the first place.


11 posted on 02/17/2012 3:47:28 PM PST by C210N
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To: JerseyanExile

It was the right thing to do. These are people doing something wrong. To give them validation is simply being weak-kneed in the face of a social issue that others have simply given in on because it was expedient. Hold tight and back them down!


12 posted on 02/17/2012 3:52:47 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: JerseyanExile
BTW, I thought I read on this site many posts stating Christie was pro-gay marriage.

Evidently not the case.

13 posted on 02/17/2012 3:54:06 PM PST by muleskinner
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14 posted on 02/17/2012 3:54:38 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: JediJones

Hear Hear!


15 posted on 02/17/2012 3:57:56 PM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion.)
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To: C210N
"unless, of course, your secret desire is to allow this stuff to transform your state in the first place."

What's goin' on between you and Chris? Pillow talk?

Why post crap?

16 posted on 02/17/2012 4:00:34 PM PST by muleskinner
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To: muleskinner

my drift was referring to Romeny’s secret start-transformative desire...


17 posted on 02/17/2012 4:04:16 PM PST by C210N
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To: C210N

The dems voted this down before Corzine left because Corzine would have signed it. Pure politics now, knowing Christie would veto it for them.


18 posted on 02/17/2012 4:08:44 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: JediJones
But many freepers told me Christie is a liberal and a RINO.All I've seen him do is what hardly no one else has and that is reduce government size and power and veto gay marriage.
19 posted on 02/17/2012 5:10:25 PM PST by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: JediJones

“That doesn’t mean they should ever be elevated to the national executive branch or courts though.”

I don’t think Christie would play well nationally; he is good for NJ because of problems that are specific to our area (taxes being a big part of that). Other states don’t have as much of a problem with that as we do.


20 posted on 02/18/2012 8:07:38 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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