NJ Governor Christie Vetoes Gay Marriage Bill

Gov. Chris Christie has backed up his promise to reject a bill allowing same-sex marriages in New Jersey.

His veto came Friday, a day after the state Assembly passed the bill. The Senate approved it Monday.

The Republican governor returned the bill to the Legislature, saying he wants voters to decide whether New Jersey changes the definition of marriage.

Democratic lawmakers say it's a civil rights issue that shouldn't be put up for a public vote.

Lawmakers have until the end of the January 2014 legislative session to override the veto.

They would need to get two-thirds of the lawmakers in the Assembly and Senate to agree. Both votes to pass it fell short of that mark.

The Democratic-controlled Legislature has been unsuccessful in every previous attempt to override Christie.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 19, 2012 at 05:07 AM
    The only people on this message board who have used names are those who support Gay marriage... really sad that you can support your stance without acting like a middle schooler... but it's also not surprising
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      by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 09:56 AM in reply to
      Why shouldn't people who are bigots be called bigots? If they don't want to be called bigots, they should stop being bigots. Quite simple really.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 20, 2012 at 03:40 PM in reply to
        Well, thats an interresting angry post you have there. Bigots? Well, thats because there are over 260 species of mammals found in the Costa Rican rainforest. 50% of the mammals found in Costa Rica are bats. Bats are the only mammals that can fly, but since they are covered in fur, they cannot be classified as birds. Bats are widely distributed around the world. In fact the only areas that bats aren't found are in the Arctic and Ataractic regions. Larger bats eat fish, fruit, small animals, while other drink the nectar of flowers or animal blood. The point is their rights are being violated by you! Since you posted your ignorance here and can only say, why would you deny the bats the opportunity to suck your blood? Oh, the injustice of it...
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          by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2012 at 01:27 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Get out the Straight Jacket. One got lose again.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2012 at 05:34 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          It isn't angry, it's just factual. If you don't want to be called a bigot, stop being a bigot. It's pretty simple.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 21, 2012 at 03:16 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          You guys...I am posting facts and you are attacking someone who presents them....wow, the anger...Ever heard of Anger Management? Well, you can learn from the Bot flies (Order Diptera, Family Cuterebridae) are large, stout bodied, hairy flies that resemble bumblebees. The botfly egg is deposited by a mosquito or sometimes by another insect. The larva grows in the host's body until it is fairly large. The botfly larva can easily be killed by taking away its air supply -- by putting vaseline or similar on the skin where the lump is, but then you still have to extract the larva. Adult botflies have nonfunctional mouthparts and do not feed. Larvae of this species parasitize wild and domestic rabbits. Females deposit their eggs in or near the entrance of their host's burrow. Bot fly larvae penetrate their host through the skin or natural body openings after hatching. The larvae form a tumor (called a warble) in the subdermal zones of their host and remain at this location until larval development is complete. Larval development varies among species, ranging from 20 to 60 days. Before pupating, the larvae leave the host's skin and drop to the soil.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012 at 11:36 AM
    Homosexuality is a chosen deviant behavior... good for Chritie for now bowing to gay bullies
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      by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012 at 03:04 PM in reply to
      Yeah, the people being repressed are the bullies....are you a moron?
  • by Ken Location: Rocky Mount on Feb 18, 2012 at 09:33 AM
    My first post in this thread, and some of the replies and other comments show the true nature of the liberal concepts. As soon as someone comes out and makes a stand for what's right, they start with their name calling, scare tatics. "You bigot, or "you racist" or "you hypocrite", "bible thumper". They claim they're for equal rights but all they do is promote division. No one has said they want to make homosexualality a crime, just simply call it a union or something else other than marriage, do that and you will end much of the debate this subject sparks. Gays and lesbians are trying to turn a religious ceremony into a mockery. Have you no shame?
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      by John on Feb 18, 2012 at 10:52 AM in reply to Ken
      You are aware that marriage isn't just a religious ceremony right? That it involves the government and is more or less a legal contract binding two people to one another. You don't have to get married in a church...
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 18, 2012 at 02:41 PM in reply to John
        Marriage is for christians, matrimony is for whatever...and I thought I was going to be able to eventually marry my dog....my sheep broke up, said she was tired of me fleecing her...I told her it was Obama fleecing us...she is a democrat but one of the smarter ones Id seen....
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          by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 09:58 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          If marriage is for Christians, why do you have to go get a marriage certificate from the government? Make up your mind OSOC, either let Christians get married in church and not have it recognized by the state, or let everybody get the same marrige certificate from the government.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 20, 2012 at 03:40 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          States like getting tax money from everything...thats the reason.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2012 at 05:35 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          So you agree that the state should give equal rights to gay couples? Good.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 21, 2012 at 12:11 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Nope, I am not that.....progressive.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 04:48 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Then your reason for denying gay couples equal rights is pure bigotry.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012 at 03:07 PM in reply to Ken
      You are a bigot, a bible-thumper and a hypocrite. If you wish to not be called names, than maybe try not being a bigot, hypocrite, and bible-thumper in the future. And I'm pretty sure the divocre rate has ruined marriage as a religious ceremony. Well to be fair, everything about most modern marriage is ruining marriage from a religious standpoint. Say you're a Christian, how can you justify spending tens of thousands on a marriage? Isn't greed a sin?
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        by Ken on Feb 19, 2012 at 06:13 AM in reply to
        I never said I was a Christian, or even married. You just proved what I said. You may need to seek professional help with your vivid imagination. Besides, you don't know me, if you did you would know I'm none of the things you accuse me of being, just goes to show everyone how you liberal people think. You people spread too much hate.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM in reply to Ken
          Oh please, stop trying to pretend your playing the devils advocate. No rational person would justify the kind of bigotry that is thrown at homosexual couples and not be in the same league. You are a bigot, you are a bible-thumper, and a hypocrite, you're also in denial, which just makes the issue worse.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 20, 2012 at 03:46 PM in reply to Ken
          Anonymous, I am a bible reader and practice in life what it teaches me. So you are saying that you are a bigot if you watch someone kill someone and not do anything about it? Its OK to covet your neighbors stuff cause you think you deserve it better than they do? You sayin that stealing is OK as long as you win? I am just trying to keep up with your new rules. I am just against homosexual in the first place. It has something to do with AIDS and HIV that keeps killing them and the fact its unnatural in the first place....Heck, find a conscenting sheep, pig or goat...Oh, and did you aware thatthe King Vulture is truely the king of all vultures. The King Vulture the largest of all the vultures. Vultures can be found in all areas of the world and are some of the best scavengers in the animal kingdom. King Vultures can be found throughout Latin America from Southern Mexico to Southern Argentina. It prefers the lush, tropical lowlands. King Vultures have an incredible sense of sight and smell. This allows them to find their food from high in the sky. They will often locate food by the presence of the other vulture species. Once the King Vulture lands, though, the other birds make way for it.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2012 at 05:35 AM in reply to Ken
          I think you need to look up the definition of a bigot, OSOC. You clearly don't know what it means.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM in reply to Ken
          A person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial, religion or moral group) with hatred and intolerance — big·ot·ed \-gə-təd\ adjective — big·ot·ed·ly adverb Examples of BIGOT He was labeled a bigot after making some offensive comments. “It's scandalous,” he said, in the tones once used by Colonel Blimp, Britain's best-loved bigot, who adorned the pages of the Evening Standard throughout the 1930s. —Nicholas Fraser, Harper's, September 1996 Seems it is a progressive liberal word...you a bigot too?
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          by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 04:51 PM in reply to Ken
          Against people who discriminate against gay couples for no reason other than a personal belief with no factual evidence? Absolutely.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Feb 18, 2012 at 08:38 AM
    Banning gay marriage but honoring drug addicts with half-staff flags. What's wrong with this dude?
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      by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012 at 10:47 AM in reply to Chris
      Very well put, Chris. Christie seems like a hypocrite, don't you think?
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      by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012 at 02:30 PM in reply to Chris
      sexually challanged people, drug addicts, and weight challanged people. What is the world coming to?
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Feb 18, 2012 at 08:02 AM
    The only thing Christie needs to veto is feeding his fat face with cupcakes. The guy looks horrible. I think he's one cheeseburger from a heart attack
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 19, 2012 at 07:56 AM in reply to Lavon
      Lavon, did you know about the wood frog? Meet the incredible self-freezing frog! In winter 35-45% of the frog’s body may freeze and turn to ice. The Wood frog pulls off this trick by storing glucose in its liver, which gets released while its ‘playing dead’. The glucose acts as antifreeze, working to keep this little guy alive while staying still. As the temperature drops the Wood frog will stop moving and breathing, its blood stops flowing and even its heart stops! Once things warm up a bit the frog comes back to life (so-to-speak) and returns to normal, unlike Obamas election chances.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 10:03 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        OSOC wants religous law to trump secular law, wants homosexuals persecuted and discriminated against, and supports invading womens rights. You know who else fit that profile? Osama Bin Laden. Further evidence that people like OSOC are really just a different side of the same coin as a full blown terrorist.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 20, 2012 at 03:52 PM in reply to
          Wow, Osama....and I thought it was because of the Green Anaconda! If it is not the longest snake species, it is definitely the heaviest. A 26-footer can weigh 400 pounds. This great bulk is put to use catching and subduing prey. Anacondas are constrictors. (They are not venemous). These semi-aquatic snakes lie submerged along stream banks to ambush their prey. When a caiman, peccary, deer, or large bird comes within striking distance, an anaconda lunges, bites, and holds the prey while it throws several coils of its body around the animal. Then the snake constricts, tightening the coils when the prey inhales, quickly suffocating it. Food is swallowed whole. Constrictors do not crush their prey - jagged broken bones would damage their digestive systems. So you were saying about that terrorist, women rights denial thing again? Is it about irresponsible women or was it the tree trunk sitting frog?
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          by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2012 at 05:36 AM in reply to
          It's okay OSOC, keep ignoring the fact that at the core, people like you are really not that different from the terrorist you so hate.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 21, 2012 at 12:28 PM in reply to
          Yeah, well, Rosie O'Donnell: "Don't fear the terrorists. They're mothers and fathers." Michael Moore on terrorism: "There is no terrorist threat. Yes, there have been horrific acts of terrorism and, yes, there will be acts of terrorism again. But that doesn't mean that there's some kind of massive terrorist threat." Now I understand why you love them, Rosie and Michael softened the blow.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 04:54 PM in reply to
          Rosie O' Donnel is correct. You shouldn't fear the terrorist, because that's what they want. Michael Moore is also correct. More people die each year of car accidents and accidental shootings than do of terrorism in the United States. So, again, what exactly is your point? Side-note, exactly how does that change that you're essentially the other side of the same coin when it comes to terrorism?
  • by Democrat on Feb 18, 2012 at 07:28 AM
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      by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012 at 09:40 AM in reply to Democrat
      "The only good human is a dead human!"- General Ursus from "Beneath The Planet Of The Apes" (1970).
  • by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012 at 04:12 AM
    So if homosexuals can marry one another, what's to stop sex offenders from marrying young pre-teen girls that are convinced they're "in love"? Where do you draw the line? Either way, both concepts are sick, disgusting, and just plain wrong. Great job, Gov!! If you ever run for the presidency, you have my vote!
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      by To Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012 at 09:30 AM in reply to
      I agree!! Where do you draw the line? Two college roommates could marry each other and gain more privileges? Yes!! Would make everyone wanna do it gay or NOT!! There goes more taxes!!
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      by And. on Feb 18, 2012 at 10:38 AM in reply to
      Sex offenders can marry, underage can marry, NJ boy can't even control his own weight that should be the crime here , another fat boy GOP . I see a trend, look at newt the doughboy.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 20, 2012 at 09:47 AM in reply to And.
        Obviously you have experiences with that.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 02:10 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Says the domestic terrorist. You fit the profile, you're just like Osama Bin Laden. You hate gays and want religious law to trump secular law.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 21, 2012 at 12:40 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Really? I didn't know I hated them, I will have to tell my neighbor that I hate him and want religious law to trump secular law....wow, who knew.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 05:01 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          So you love people and still discriminate against them based on nothing more than religious dogma? I'd hate to see what you think about people you really don't like.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012 at 11:54 PM
    This man would be a great president. One important job that a president has is appointing judges that protect traditional fmaily values and traditional male/female marriage.
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      by And.... on Feb 18, 2012 at 07:56 AM in reply to
      All he can protect is fat boy repugs ,seem to be an epidemic at the GOP. Pass laws on Other peoples bodies but cannot even take care of their own
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        by Anonymous on Feb 19, 2012 at 07:59 AM in reply to And....
        And...I don't know if you ever thought of this but the Bombardier Beetle knows just how to keep enemies away hot liquid eek! The beetle collects chemicals in a special chamber then when it’s under attack it heats this liquid up and sprays it from the end of its abdomen. That is far more interresting than your drivel.
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          by And... on Feb 20, 2012 at 06:12 AM in reply to
          When you cut and paste it doesnt show you are smart ,it just show you are still wearing the tinfoil hat.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 20, 2012 at 09:49 AM in reply to
          And..did you know the largest giant squid ever found weighed 4 tons. It was traced in the in the North Atlantic in the year 1878.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 21, 2012 at 12:47 PM in reply to
          I am sorry And...that was me? Did you know a giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue. Now that is far more interresting than all you posts....like...combined!
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      by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 10:04 AM in reply to
      There is no such thing as a traditional family marriage. And if you think there is, at least according to the Bible, you support polygamy, incest, rape, and pedophilia.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 21, 2012 at 12:43 PM in reply to
        Really? Interresting theory but did you know the Pentagon has twice as many restrooms as necessary. When it was built, segregation was still in place in Virginia, so separate restrooms for blacks and whites were required by law. I hope you can see the tie in to your theory and this story....glad to help you.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 05:03 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          It isn't theory OSOC, it's a fact. Maybe you should consider actually reading the Bible if you're going to use it as a tool to justify bigotry and discrimination? Hard to be a Christian when you don't even know what's in the book, don't you think?
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        by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 05:02 PM in reply to
        It isn't a theory. It's a fact, maybe you should actually become at the very least vaguely familiar with the book that you use to discriminate against people with.
  • by Tony Location: NJ on Feb 17, 2012 at 10:32 PM
    Barlow - This is New Jersey " For get about it " It's New Jersey
  • by Norma Location: Bath on Feb 17, 2012 at 09:33 PM
    I hope you all Democrat Liberals have a Gay Kid?. Bring home a Freddie Mercury for Thanksgiving. LOL
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      by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 10:06 AM in reply to Norma
      At least they wouldn't be raising little neo-Nazi's like the Republicans are. That's a good little Christian warrior, now go die for God...or your country...or whatever the Hell a Republican thinks is a worthy cause these days.
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        by Amy on Feb 20, 2012 at 12:40 PM in reply to
        How dare you joke those who die for our country!!! My husband is a marine and he fights for your freedom. Shame on you!!!!
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          by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 02:12 PM in reply to Amy
          It is no joke. And your husband doesn't fight for my freedom, he fights for corporate interest. The last war fought for freedom was world war II. But please do tell me how I'm wrong, Bush himself said he thought he was fighting a holy war and that God was guiding him, how is that not the very definition of fighting for God? Unlike Republicans, I'd actually like to see soldiers home with their wives and children.
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