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New Jersey court orders Gay Marriage

Breaking News (literally). No details yet.

by Anonymousreply 3709/28/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 2809/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2909/27/2013

Damn my home-state of Pennsylvanian will probably be the last north eastern state to get gay marriage.

by Anonymousreply 3009/28/2013

fat boy says he'll appeal it

by Anonymousreply 3109/28/2013

r31 I agree with you, my friend. Corbett will not take anything approaching this lightly.

by Anonymousreply 3209/28/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 3309/28/2013

Free Republic:

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 Anonymousreply 3409/28/2013

no

by Anonymousreply 3509/28/2013

It's not over until the fat man sings.

by Anonymousreply 3609/28/2013
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