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New Jersey court orders Gay Marriage
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/28/2013|
[quote]There is a growing section of the Republican party that's sick of the fundamentalist obsession with stomping on LGBT rights
No there isn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/27/2013|
The cable news network (News12NJ) mentioned earlier in the evening that the governor planned to take this to the state Supreme Court. (It's not something he can veto, as was mentioned above because this is not a piece of legislation.)
BTW, before this ruling happened today, Democrats in the legislature had been trying to round up Republicans to get them to join them in overriding the governor's veto of the gay marriage bill from earlier in the year.
So far, two Republicans already had said they would vote with them. Feeling empowered by this, the Dems are still trying to convince a few more of their colleagues on the other side of the aisle to also join them, particularly after Election Day. (The legislature has until the end of the year to do the override.)
So it looks like one way or the other, gay marriage will be a reality in NJ in the very near future.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/27/2013|
Damn my home-state of Pennsylvanian will probably be the last north eastern state to get gay marriage.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/28/2013|
fat boy says he'll appeal it
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/28/2013|
r31 I agree with you, my friend. Corbett will not take anything approaching this lightly.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/28/2013|
[quote]Democrats in the legislature had been trying to round up Republicans to get them to join them in overriding the governor's veto of the gay marriage bill from earlier in the year.
This is a major campaign that's been going on for awhile. We had a thread in July about how New Jersey and Hawaii would probably have marriage equality before the end of the year.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/28/2013|
RE: The judge’s decision is constitutional
No it isn’t. A judge cannot create a law that does not exist.
The people of NJ must vote and have it passed into law. That is the proper, constitutional way to do it.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/28/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/28/2013|
It's not over until the fat man sings.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/28/2013|