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Chris Christie Denies Vetoing 'Gay Rights' Bill: VIDEO

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In response to a student's question about his veto of New Jersey's marriage equality bill, Governor Chris Christie suggested he didn't see same-sex marriage as a gay rights issue, Think Progress LGBT reports.

Said Christie:

"I did veto a bill on gay marriage, not on gay rights. And gay rights are protected and protected aggressively in New Jersey. But listen, this is something I feel strongly about. I think marriage is between one man and one woman, but I also know that people have very different opinions about that in our state. So what I’ve said to folks after vetoing the bill, let’s put it on the ballot. If a majority of people in New Jersey want to have same-sex marriage, then vote for it and I’ll be governed by it. But I don’t think that’s a decision that should be made by 121 people in Trenton alone. It’s a major change in the way we’ve governed our society."

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  1. "But I don’t think that’s a decision that should be made by 121 people in Trenton alone"

    No, apparently it is a decision that should be made by one single fat bastard bigot in Trenton.

    Posted by: gaylib | Mar 2, 2012 9:28:31 AM


  2. He's right...it's not a GAY RIGHTS issue...it's a CIVIL RIGHTS issue. And the CIVIL RIGHTS of a minority, should never be put up to a vote.

    He's despicable.

    Posted by: Taylor | Mar 2, 2012 9:37:21 AM


  3. "But I don’t think that’s a decision that should be made by 121 people in Trenton alone"

    If that is what you believe Chris, then send those 121 people in Trenton back home and let ALL legislation be made by the entire population of New Jersey, disband congress since it will no longer be needed. Someday soon your personal prejudice will be exposed for what it is and making those "one man - one woman" comments will be as vilified as "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever". You will find yourself in the history books right next to George Wallace, Strom Thurmond and Joseph McCarthy...enjoy the infamy!

    Posted by: Paul in Charleston | Mar 2, 2012 9:42:13 AM


  4. Did none on these fat white gluttonous Republicans learn anything from Breitbart?

    Posted by: endo | Mar 2, 2012 9:42:28 AM


  5. Just like how Clinton continually tries to spin his signing DOMA. We just need to call him out on his lies. That's what they are: LIES.

    Posted by: David | Mar 2, 2012 9:43:26 AM


  6. I'd love to see him apply the same logic to anti-date rape bills. You know, "for the public to decide".

    Posted by: luminum | Mar 2, 2012 9:44:37 AM


  7. He should take Sarah Palin's example and resign. What ignorance!

    Posted by: Jack M | Mar 2, 2012 9:51:30 AM


  8. I'm against fat marriage, ugly marriage, and especially fat-ugly marriage. This is something I feel strongly about (because it's bad for children, unlike same-sex marriage).

    Let's vote!

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Mar 2, 2012 10:18:21 AM


  9. I look forward to voting your fat ass out of office next year, you vile pig.

    Posted by: Rich F. | Mar 2, 2012 10:39:57 AM


  10. While Governor O'Malley was signing the bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state of Maryland, somewhere in New Jersey, Governor Christie was busy emptying yet another box of Twinkies into his mouth.

    Posted by: Anita Morehead | Mar 2, 2012 10:44:33 AM


  11. oh another rethug spin on factual events. Gosh just rewrite history with your mouths, regardless of what actually occured.

    Posted by: stevenelliot | Mar 2, 2012 10:49:57 AM


  12. Have you seen the arms on O'Malley?! Why are our supporters always so much more attractive, and the haters look like... Christie?

    Posted by: endo | Mar 2, 2012 10:56:06 AM


  13. "It’s a major change in the way we’ve governed our society."

    It changes absolutely nothing for anyone except all gay people who want to get married. I get tired of these idiots who keep saying how much it's going to change EVERYTHING.

    Ironic how little it changes their lives, but how horribly it impacts ours. I guess it's damn easy to vote down someone's rights when you aren't affected either way.

    Posted by: johnny | Mar 2, 2012 11:01:50 AM


  14. This reminds me of the way some men in very conservative parts of the world say that driving and voting and getting an education and being allowed to have a job are just "male" things. "Oh, but I'm all in favor of equal rights for women, so don't believe the Western media."
    You know, women should have all the "same" rights as men (whatever that means) but they shouldn't be allowed to do "male" things. I used to get very frustrated talking to some such men who had no concept of what treating people as equals really means.

    Posted by: Gregv | Mar 2, 2012 11:06:34 AM


  15. Yeah, this man is repugnant, but a lot of you are employing another hurtful bigotry in your comments against fat people.

    Jerks.

    Posted by: Sam Armstrong | Mar 2, 2012 11:10:53 AM


  16. If it was placed on the ballot -up to the people back when,this country would still be denying rights to blacks, women, interracial marriage, etc. Hello...?? Same sex marriage...NOT a gay rights issue...what the___ ...???

    Posted by: Frank | Mar 2, 2012 11:11:25 AM


  17. Seriously. Morning Joe is the best thing on television.

    Posted by: David in NYC | Mar 2, 2012 11:16:56 AM


  18. I want to start a ballot initiative to outlaw writing checks at the grocery store. I'm sure it would pass, because people who never write checks would vote for it. Likewise, why should same sex marriage be subject to the votes of people who will never utilize same sex marriage?

    Posted by: Chadd | Mar 2, 2012 11:23:27 AM


  19. Liar. There are so many things wrong in that paragraph of verbal horsesh*t that it's almost too easy to tear it apart sentence by sentence. But the most glaring and obvious thing is that Mr. Christie is a liar. He wants to have it both ways and it will come back to bite him in the ass. And it will be a big bite on a big ass.

    Posted by: Bart | Mar 2, 2012 11:25:55 AM


  20. He's a fat, hypocritical slob who's heart can't be long for all that cellulite. If there is a god, then his demise will be soon and we can be rid of this heart attack waiting to happen. F-head! Christie Creme donuts anyone?

    Posted by: Pointed | Mar 2, 2012 12:02:25 PM


  21. It's obvious he doesn't want to get on the wrong side of the Republican base for his future national political ambitions. What a fat pussy.

    Posted by: Tintin Malfoy | Mar 2, 2012 12:53:13 PM


  22. What a pathetic fat slob.

    Posted by: Oliver | Mar 2, 2012 1:02:01 PM


  23. If we could wave our magic gay wand and make Christie have to live one day in the shoes of a gay man ... how would it go down ??

    Posted by: JONES | Mar 2, 2012 1:13:12 PM


  24. Folks, I agree with you that Christie's veto is inexcusable. But calling people fat, and making jokes about weight is embarrassing to our cause, low, immature, and would never be socially accepted if it was a woman...even if she wasn't pro marriage equality. Let's attack these people based on political merits and not their looks.

    Posted by: Bostonian | Mar 2, 2012 1:23:21 PM


  25. Seriously

    Interviewers, reporters, dinner conversants, ... gay marriage is a CIVIL RIGHTS issue.
    Don't let the issue be spun any other way.

    The voice of the majority does not get to take away the civil rights of a minority.

    Posted by: JONES | Mar 2, 2012 1:26:20 PM


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