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NJ Governor: Gay Marriage Ruling a ’Bad Decision’

Thursday Jun 27, 2013
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling erasing part of a federal anti-gay marriage law was a "bad decision" and an example of "judicial supremacy."

In January, the Republican governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate vetoed a New Jersey same-sex marriage bill. On a radio program Wednesday, he said he’d do the same to any new legislation.

If an "institution that’s over 2,000 years old" is to be changed, he says a referendum should be held.

The Supreme Court struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples.

Christie calls it an "example of judicial supremacy rather than having a government run by the people we actually vote for."

He also says, "I thought it was a bad decision."

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  • Anonymous, 2013-06-27 14:26:11

    So is vetoing it. Pander to your base.


  • Ian Chai, 2013-06-27 15:27:17

    Wow, I thought the republican is going to move on to save their vote...guess not


  • Unbreakable1, 2013-06-27 16:01:10

    The people didn’t ask for DOMA. Since the people didn’t ask for it SCOTUS was will within its right to strike it down.


  • BlondieSL, 2013-06-27 17:01:27

    I wonder where he hangs his white sheet and pointy hat at night.. and he needs to learn that even if a majority votes for something that is against human rights, doesn’t make it right As an example., if sone


  • BlondieSL, 2013-06-27 17:08:54

    I wonder where he hangs his white sheet and pointy hat at night.. and he needs to learn that even if a majority votes for something that is against human rights, doesn’t make it right As an example., if some state had a referendum to, say, remove the rights of Black people (any right, it doesn’t matter in this example) would that be ok with him and hisxFK’d up Republicans. .. would the rest of tge nation tolerate that level if hate,racism and ddiscrimination? I don’t think so! Let’s hope that these backward idiots don’t regain power. They’ll set the country back 100 years. WAKE UP REPUBLICANS THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE have in fact spoken NO MORE DISCRIMINATION


  • WayGay, 2013-06-27 19:06:39

    I hope that fat fuck chokes in his next prime rib, strokes out, and then has a coronary on top if his chubby chasing wife. Few people on earth are as worthless and disgusting as him.


  • Anonymous, 2013-06-27 19:15:53

    Electing governor fatso was a "bad decision." He doesnt even represent the general NJ political climate. He’s too conservative for an independent constituency.


  • Anonymous, 2013-06-27 19:41:45

    Amen to that. Well said to the last person that commented. Couldn’t agree more


  • Anonymous, 2013-06-28 01:36:16

    He should be worried about the soft drinks in new york for his own good.


  • Gay in Bmore, 2013-06-28 05:56:00

    I’m so sick of the right wingers trying to tell everyone how to live. While they lie and steal the public trust and ask us to vote against our own self interest so they can make themselves and their friends richer. Someone tell these assholes that the world is changing and they better change with it. Lead, Fallow, or get the fuck out of the way.


  • Wayne M., 2013-06-28 18:54:37

    It is because of people such as Gov. Christie that the court has an essential role to make rulings such as its ruling on the Defence of (Restricting) Marriage Act. True democracy cannot exists unless the rights of minorities are protected - even when those minorities may not be popular. Furthermore, unless the court is free to overrule legislation that runs contrary to the constitution, we do not have rule of law, but rather rule by people - and this also results in tyranny - the kind of tyranny we will have if so-called "conservatives" calling for less government are able to continue to tell people who they may or may not marry and how they expect us to live our personal lives.


  • BlondieSL, 2013-06-29 06:54:28

    I think I just figured out what their lil problem is. He said, "institution that’s over 2,000 years old". Well there’s 2 problems I see.... . . . 1) They think Marriage is an institution. .... .. ..... 2) they’ve been living in that institution for over 2000 years! OMFG! I GOT IF ALL FIGURE OUT!!! They are NUTS/CRAZY because of being locked up inside said institution for way too long! Gay people scare them, because we don’t think of marriage as an institution. We think of it a an amazing gesture of love and commitment... and we WANT to be married.... not HAVE TO BE married as so many "pseudo" straights are... let me put straights in quotes too "straights". LOL because we Gay people know, ALL TOO MANY OF THOSE BIBLE THUMPING, so-called straights sneak out all the time for some same-sex encounters... WE KNOW!!! And they know we know!!!


  • WayGay, 2013-06-29 10:47:09

    NJ has plenty of idiots that voted for the fat ass.


  • Anonymous, 2013-07-08 17:13:19

    It also was a bad decision for NJ to put a bible toting Republican hypocrite on the ballot


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