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    Re: Chris Christie set to veto gay marriage bill

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    He supports civil unions for homosexuals.That's just a paper coated or pc term for gay marriage. A civil union a relationship between a same-sex couple that is legally recognized by a state authority and has the rights and responsibilities of marriage. Any politician who supports civil unions and opposes gay marriage is a liar who is suckering traditional marriage supporters into accepting gay marriage. Unlike you I actually oppose homosexual marriage.I do not hide behinds to some politically correct term that was invented in order to not offend traditional marriage supporters while ushering in gay marriage. Changing the name of something doesn't make it different. If I call a t-bone steak a vegetarian meal it does not make it so.
    I don't agreee James, they can call it anything they want, just not marriage.
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    Re: Chris Christie set to veto gay marriage bill

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Because most people don't vote and really don't give a damn if gays get married. Yet every time gay marriage shows up on a ballot zealots against it show en mass. And that mass is less than 10% of the population.

    as long as your side loses and its not called marriage that is all I care about
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    Re: Chris Christie set to veto gay marriage bill

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Big time? Really? Your definition of "losing a vote big time" is losing by less than 10% of a popular vote?
    10% is huge and some states in the south it was over 20% ...Look it up
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    Re: Chris Christie set to veto gay marriage bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Typical Liberal, lose their house and then ask the gov. to buy you a new one...
    What makes you really believe that DADT being repealed has gone that bad? What specific event is it that should have it put back in place? Please, enlighten us all.

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    Re: Chris Christie set to veto gay marriage bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    10% is huge and some states in the south it was over 20% ...Look it up
    10% is not huge considering that is the high estimate for most states. Prop 8 passed by less than 4%. Hell, those against interracial marriage in 1968 were at 70%. This means that if interracial marriage were put to a popular vote then, it would have lost by more than 40% of the vote. At this particular time, all polls (except for those targeting conservatives or older people) have shown that people support same sex marriage at a level over 50%.
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    Re: Chris Christie set to veto gay marriage bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    as long as your side loses and its not called marriage that is all I care about
    In the end, it will be called marriage or all marriages will become "civil unions". Anything else is discrimination. And not calling it "marriage" is a huge waste of taxpayer money.
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    Re: Chris Christie set to veto gay marriage bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    I'm a fan of Christie's on most issues, dissapointed to see him make this choice. If I had to guess, this move is nothing more than posturing as a "true social conservative" for a 2016 presidential run.

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    Re: Chris Christie set to veto gay marriage bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I don't agreee James, they can call it anything they want, just not marriage.
    It is the primary function of government to dictate prohibited usage of words. That was a primary reason for the American revolution and is the heart of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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    Re: Chris Christie set to veto gay marriage bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I live in NJ, he really doesn't agree with gay marriage for real. It's not posturing....
    How well do you know him? Been to his house many times?

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    Re: Chris Christie set to veto gay marriage bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    With all due respect you know nothing about Washington.........Its politics especially in the western part of the states are one of the most corrupt in the nation.
    More to the point that in both cases these were instances where people duly elected by the people passed state laws regarding this issue. In one case, the people of the state elected both a legislature and a governor who would go along with it. In another case they elected a legislature that would go along but a governor who would veto it. In both cases these were instances of states acting upon states rights, and elected officials passing laws rather than it being determined by the court system.

    I admit, I don't know much about Washington politics...neither do you know much about New Jersey Politics. But in a general sense, its an example of states functioning in the manner they should under our constitution.

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