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NJ Governor Christie Announces He Wants Voters to Decide If Gay People Deserve Equal Rights: VIDEO

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As I reported earlier, today New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called for a voter referendum on same-sex marriage and said he'll veto any marriage equality bill that comes to his desk. Christie's announcement comes even as a Quinnipiac poll this week revealed that a majority of New Jersey voters support marriage equality.

"Let's stop treating this like a political football and let the people of New Jersey decided," said Christie.

Watch video of Christie's announcement, AFTER THE JUMP...

BrownNOM's Brian Brown, of course, is thrilled:

"The people of New Jersey do not support same-sex marriage and if given the chance to vote on a constitutional amendment would vote to preserve marriage as the union of one man and one woman," Brown said. "Voters in every state to consider this question have decided that traditional marriage should be protected and have rejected same-sex marriage. This is why legislative backers of gay marriage in New Jersey have already rejected putting a traditional marriage constitutional amendment on the ballot—they know they will lose."

Watch Christie's announcement, AFTER THE JUMP...

Meanwhile, a Senate panel advanced the marriage equality bill after a hearing this morning:

The 8-4 vote along party lines is the first significant development in gay rights since December 2006 when the state enacted civil unions that gay rights activists have said fail to give same-sex couples the same rights as married heterosexual couples.

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  1. Great! Then we can vote on if fat people should have equal rights!

    Posted by: db | Jan 25, 2012 12:19:25 PM


  2. Had integration and inter racial marriage been left to the voters neither would have ever been legalized or enacted. The rights of American citizens ought to be left to the Courts and not the voters because the prejudice of the voters will sway the outcome rather than the law. The catholic church and the conservative christians will be calling out from the pulpits for the way they want the the congregations and parishioners to cast their votes.

    Posted by: lk | Jan 25, 2012 12:29:03 PM


  3. The Governor is just jealous that no man in his right mind would want to make love to a butter ball.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Jan 27, 2012 3:26:55 PM


  4. Yea! Let the people decide on Gay Marriage, Just like asking the South to vote on Negro Rights.
    But we don't need to worry too long; The fat slob will probably die of a heart attack soon.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Jan 28, 2012 11:13:06 AM


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