Skip to comments.NJ Gov. Christie vetoes gay marriage bill
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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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.
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?
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.
And of course the religious were exempt from performing gay marriages. The whole thing is disgusting.
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.
“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.
Great point. I wish more here would comprehend the reality.
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.
Very good....I dig that....
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.
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!
Evidently not the case.
The funds raised in these FReepathons go to pay our current quarter expenses. But we're also going to try to replace some of our older servers and failing equipment this year so we're going to add a little extra to our FReepathon goals. John is estimating ten to fifteen thousand to do this and I'd like to get it all in place and working before the election cycle is fully heated up, so we'll try to bring in a little extra now, if we can, and the rest next quarter.
What's goin' on between you and Chris? Pillow talk?
Why post crap?
my drift was referring to Romeny’s secret start-transformative desire...
The dems voted this down before Corzine left because Corzine would have signed it. Pure politics now, knowing Christie would veto it for them.
“That doesnt 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.