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Christie explains gay marriage veto to CNN

There are 23 comments on the USA Today story from Feb 21, 2012, titled Christie explains gay marriage veto to CNN. In it, USA Today reports that:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie defended his veto of a gay marriage bill, repeating that he would rather see the issue decided by voters through a ballot initiative.

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Jake

Rochester, MN

#1 Feb 21, 2012
More apt title: This just in--New Jersey governor scrambles to hold on to his few remaining supporters.

“Obama 2012! 4 More Years!”

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#2 Feb 21, 2012
Civil rights put to a vote??? why? Since when?? what happened to our constitution???

Since: Jan 08

Rayong, Thailand

#3 Feb 21, 2012
Is there ONE republican who will support gay rights, or have they all succumbed to the extreme "social conservatives" who seem to have taken over the party? I haven't seen one yet. Pathetic.

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#4 Feb 21, 2012
TravisEqualityRhin wrote:
Civil rights put to a vote??? why? Since when?? what happened to our constitution???
Hey Travis. Long time, no see.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#5 Feb 21, 2012
So he vetoed it because HE is *catholic*?!!!
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Ummmmmmmm
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Thats unfair to people who are not catholic
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It crosses the line between separation of church and state
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He is dumb enough to be a good Pope; but as a presidential candidate; he is toast
Proud

Flemington, NJ

#6 Feb 21, 2012
He vetoed it because he is catholic? Then he is going to hell because he indulges in one of the 7 deadly sins which is gluttony. It is time to take a look at his own personal life and let the people decide whether he is moral or not.

And can you imagine my life will be put on the ballot and will be decided by the people? What kind of people will decide on my right to marry?... drug addicts, philanderers, those who engage in premarital sex, those who divorced and married 10 times? those who use contraceptions? c'mon, each one of us is not perfect. There is not one, not even a "conservative" is sin free. so, why judge me on my sexuality?

“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#7 Feb 21, 2012
So a man who has no problem breaking one of the seven deadly sins want to use religion as his excuse?

I am guessing he has no clue to his riled and pissed Jesus became when he dealt with religious hypocrites.

“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#8 Feb 21, 2012
Um that should be how riled...
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Nha Trang, Vietnam

#9 Feb 21, 2012
TravisEqualityRhin wrote:
Civil rights put to a vote??? why? Since when?? what happened to our constitution???
U wil laugh and fall of da sky!!! watch ;-00000
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“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#10 Feb 21, 2012
It really irks me how no one in the media is asking the questions we are all thinking:

1) how is putting up civil rights to a vote constitutional?

2) how can you use religion as your excuse when you exemplify one the seven deadly sins?
Proud

Flemington, NJ

#11 Feb 21, 2012
I am so angry right now. I am a responsible tax paying American. And I cant even enjoy and avail of my rights in my own country.

How can he in conscience do this? Are his kids better than mine? Is he more moral than me? Am i less of a human being than him?

There is no reason for him to veto this bill other than his twisted beliefs of his so called being a Catholic.
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Nha Trang, Vietnam

#12 Feb 21, 2012
Proud wrote:
I am so angry right now. I am a responsible tax paying American. And I cant even enjoy and avail of my rights in my own country.
How can he in conscience do this? Are his kids better than mine? Is he more moral than me? Am i less of a human being than him?
There is no reason for him to veto this bill other than his twisted beliefs of his so called being a Catholic.
U r mad!! Cat-ho-lic/ ;-00h, NJ Prince+ton and a ton how many prince!! ;-00000
Sheldon

Alexandria, VA

#13 Feb 21, 2012
McMike wrote:
So a man who has no problem breaking one of the seven deadly sins want to use religion as his excuse?
I am guessing he has no clue to his riled and pissed Jesus became when he dealt with religious hypocrites.
Just one? Both gluttony and sloth are deadly sins. Then there's pride: substituting his judgement for that of a majority of both houses of his legislature.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#15 Feb 21, 2012
Why not just do away with the republican form of government altogether? Why are we paying all this money for elected officials when we could just put everything up to a vote? Maybe Christie's on to something here. Put the need for a "Governor" and a "Legislature" on the ballot and let the voters of New Jersey decide.
Aspirin Between My Legos

Media, PA

#17 Feb 21, 2012
Dubya wrote:
Is there ONE republican who will support gay rights, or have they all succumbed to the extreme "social conservatives" who seem to have taken over the party? I haven't seen one yet. Pathetic.
Joe Lieberman?

Just joshing. There were a couple in NY State who went for marriage equality, there's Meagan McCain, there's the guy who ran McCain's campaign, there's controversial, conservative academic Murray ("The Bell Curve," I think the openly gay mayor of Palm Beach or something in FL, a couple of Republicans in Philly, and most of the pro choice, Republican In Name Only women.

So that's ten or eleven I can name out of about 150 million people, so there's sure to be at least twice that number....
Kelly

Jacksonville, FL

#19 Feb 22, 2012
I don't live in new jersey but I honestly think it's crazy to let people vote on the rights of other people. I'm 31yeas old, single, and yes I'm a lesbian. I want to someday be able to be legally married to the a female who will be my soulmate. But as long as we let voters vote on my rights and the rights of other people we aren't as equal as people make it sound. Shame on the people that want to let voters vote on thus issue.
Theo

Germany

#20 Feb 22, 2012
I donīt understand it, why do gays or lesbians want to marry? It is really completely wired. If it gets about rights to for instance testimentary succession, gays or lesbians can make testament and give the whole fortunes to their partners, marriage is not needed.
But politics of Odumba is well seen now. Gay marriages immedietely ( maybe he has a bloke to marry him ), but wars, massacres of people, camps for war prisoners are continued, debts are soaring, speculators live very good thanks to money from taxes, but all these most important issues can wait, only gay marriages are most important problem of his politics.
Theo

Germany

#21 Feb 22, 2012
Kelly wrote:
I don't live in new jersey but I honestly think it's crazy to let people vote on the rights of other people. I'm 31yeas old, single, and yes I'm a lesbian. I want to someday be able to be legally married to the a female who will be my soulmate. But as long as we let voters vote on my rights and the rights of other people we aren't as equal as people make it sound. Shame on the people that want to let voters vote on thus issue.
you can live with woman, who will be your soulmate, you can give all your fortune to her, but why do you need a marriage? Can you explain it?

“Obama 2012! 4 More Years!”

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#22 Feb 22, 2012
Theo wrote:
I donīt understand it, why do gays or lesbians want to marry? It is really completely wired. If it gets about rights to for instance testimentary succession, gays or lesbians can make testament and give the whole fortunes to their partners, marriage is not needed.
But politics of Odumba is well seen now. Gay marriages immedietely ( maybe he has a bloke to marry him ), but wars, massacres of people, camps for war prisoners are continued, debts are soaring, speculators live very good thanks to money from taxes, but all these most important issues can wait, only gay marriages are most important problem of his politics.
we are getting married (meaning myself and my future husband) Because we love each other very deeply and want to start a committed family together:)Our religion says that the best way to do that is to get married... help make it a non-issue be okay with marriage equality:)
Sambo

Los Angeles, CA

#23 Feb 22, 2012
TravisEqualityRhin wrote:
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we are getting married (meaning myself and my future husband) Because we love each other very deeply and want to start a committed family together:)Our religion says that the best way to do that is to get married... help make it a non-issue be okay with marriage equality:)
Go to hell you filthy pervert!

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