Bittersweet news for same-sex marriage in New Jersey


Legislators in New Jersey voted in favour of legalizing same-sex marriage Thursday, but no one is celebrating just yet. The state’s Republican governor, Chris Christie, is expected to veto the bill. The bill doesn’t have the two-third majority votes necessary to override a veto in the New Jersey Assembly.

There is no reason to believe Christie will change his mind, as he is among the roster of potential Republican vice-presidential nominees for this year’s presidential election, and a reversal could hamper his credibility among the party’s social conservative base. Christie supports Mitt Romney, who has declined to comment on the vote.

Same-sex marriage is currently legal in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Iowa. On Monday, Feb. 13, Washington state governor Christine Gregoire signed a bill legalizing the unions there into law. It should come into effect in June.


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Bittersweet news for same-sex marriage in New Jersey

  1. It’s a crime against humanity.

  2. Amazing how everyone who opposes gay marriage is now a human rights violator. Independent thought and beliefs are not allowed when the PC police have made their decision. Shocking how so many so-called progressives have a totalitarian side to them. Its people like you who make dictatoral  regimes like those of Mao, Stalin, and hitler possible.

  3. In the most all-encompassing and fundamental sense of the word, those who oppose gay marriage are human rights violators. It is not a crime to be gay or involved in a same-sex relationship (as it is to be involved with a child, for instance), so why then should the couple not have consent to marry? It’s a blatant hypocrisy in defiance of human rights. They’re not breaking any laws so to deny them the legal and social benefits of marriage is inhumane and barbaric. Don’t complain when people make character assessments of you based on your own barbarism.

  4. I support love in all forms. I support gay marriage but also polygamous marriages with more than one spouse when agreed to by all adults involved.Yet, most people in Toronto find this strange. I find that to be hypocritical. Love is love and the government has no role in the bedroom(Trudeau). So what right do people have to decide that straight or gay marriage is okay but multipartner marriages are not.  Pay attention supposed liberal Toronto residents in 10 years your children will call you on your bias. Do you accept my opinion as relevant TorontoChick or are you biased towards consenting relationships involving greater than two. If so, then you and the the righties have more in common then you know.

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