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Chris Christie (R) & Cory Booker (D) on gay marriage (includes poll)

Kind of sick of this issue because it doesn't affect me one way or the other, you either well unless you are gay.

 
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Added: May-9-2012 Occurred On: May-9-2012
By: dcmfox
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Tags: Chris Christie, Cory Booker, on, gay, marriage
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  • Nobody gives a crap ass about gay marriage. it's a shame to divert attention from the US Great Recession under Obama. Nothing to see here. Just move along like sheep and vote for Obama for four more years.

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    • @2Phast4Rocket I actually somewhat agree with this. I think it pretty much is a diversion away from the real issues plaguing the country. Nobody actually knows exactly how many gay people there really are but it's estimated at 1-3% of the population. It's not some overwhelming issue to be honest. There are much bigger issues such as the Great Recession as you said and the huge deficit and the ignored tremendous state and local deficits, finishing the war in Afghanistan, closing the enormous trad More..

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  • I side with Chris Christie in this. Our democracy is by the people and for the people, and people should decide what they want in their town, county, state, country. Very rarely does some bill or law go to a referendum and they should. That being said I really don't have a problem with gay marriage, not that it doesn't irk me when I see them making out in public but you can't deny them their rights. If they want to get married they should by the definition of the law but if a church doesn't want More..

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    • @fido321 Discriminating isnt really where I sit with it. I believe that they should have equal protection under the law and be entitled to the same exact things any married couple should be. Unfortunately they should just define it and say you dont need the religious ceremony in a church but the same rights will be afforded to you as anyone else. It's really just the religious aspect of it that gets everyone in a bind.

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    • @fido321 We do have civil unions but the problem is they vary state to state and aren't recognized by the federal gov't which would most likely solve 99% of the problem. If they're practicing Christians and the church will not marry them then really they cannot be forced to do so. It impedes on the right to freedom of religion it's like going into a mosque and saying to the imam that he can't separate the women from the men because its discrimination, it wont happen here. But there are churches More..

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    • @fido321 Also the religious right is absolutely opposed to anything be called "marriage" that involves same sex couples. But you can also get married in city hall which is like getting married at the place you get a drivers license. No religious aspect at all. None of it really makes sense to be honest.

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  • Gay marriage is just another thing that the elite use to distract the little people, dividing a population to fight amongst themselves ensures that the elitist are able to rape the nation without interferance.

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    • @werdum12 Yep. It is also a sign that people will never be satisfied. Apparently we are so well off that our biggest concerns revolve around who can marry whom. We fight for this drivel as if it were life and death...

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  • "a millionaires tax to create more millionaires"? Is that like the cigarette tax that creates more smokers? typical Liberal IDIOT!!!

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    • @_Byron_

      Regardless of how he compared the issue Christie is a big fucking pussy. 70% of the people wanted the tax and it should be on the ballot. Civil rights isn't the same thing.

      Christie is to big a pussy to put the tax issue up for vote because it would go against him.

      Of course you right wing bigots change the subject as usual.

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  • You just said it your fucking self... Societal, political, and RELIGIOUS. RELIGION plays no role in government you fucking idiot! What the hell is wrong with this county letting religion start to run it!? I'm getting so sick of religion playing a role in anything with any merit! religion is a hobby! It BS to anyone with half a brain or any worthwhile education! I'm straight... And gay marriage doesn't threaten me one bit! It would raise the sorry marriage statistics in this doomed country.

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    • @rollover610
      You talk about marriage like nothing, but where does the idea of marriage in western societies come from? The bible, correct!
      The term marriage is per definition a bound for life between a man and a woman. Everything else is just a relationship and to what extent it can be legally seen like a marriage with same rights and duties is a complete different story.

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  • Christie is nothing but a hypocrite.He is willing to "Let the voters decide"on this issue,but on the issue of the millionaire's tax,which 70%of voters support,he is not.Booker will be the next gov of NJ.

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  • Booker doesn't understand States Rights. Period.

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    • @Arizona_Patriot

      Really, or just understands something else, not being a bitch, but really?

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    • @dcmfox

      You tell me. California has put the same issue on referendum a few times now. Seems the liberal federal judges keep it from becoming law. Let the Supremes rule on it.

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    • @Arizona_Patriot

      Not for civil rights, don't agree that a vote should decide that. Either we are all equal or we aren't, and if not why? Because the church lady said so.

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    • @dcmfox

      The LGBT community wants the same Government benefits as straight folk. I get it.

      My opinion is to get rid of those Government benfits and we wouldn't be having this discussion.

      What about us single guys? Are we being discriminated against also?

      Where's my civil rights?

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    • @Arizona_Patriot

      I'm single as well and have always felt that way. I could see this as old divorced friends getting married even though their aren't gay just for the tax breaks.

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  • Booker validates his argument with: "I feel very strong about this". Lame!

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  • I've pretty damn conservative. Hate just about anything liberal, or left of middle right. But I've got some gay friends. Several actually, and I still haven't caught any coodies from them. If they want to have a miserable marriage like the rest of us straight folks. More power to em.

    As far as Christie, it's refreshing to hear a politician say, "I don't want power" and let the people decide!!! Regardless of the issue.

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    • @gammyland Agreed. My favorite thing about Chris Christie is that he doesn't play games. He is one of the only politicians right now that I can disagree with and still respect. Whereas most politicians will suggest that you are morally deficient if you disagree, Christie does not stoop to that level.

      There are a lot of politicians on both sides of the spectrum that should take lessons from Christie.

      Semper fi, mate.

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    • @gammyland

      Agreed with the first part. However you don't let popular vote decide civil rights for a minority. How would that vote have worked out for slaves?

      Did you bother to listen to Booker?

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  • Hey, if two people love each other, I say let them get married and good luck to them. It's really none of my business. Besides, gay people should have the right to experience the marriage doldrums and get their ass handed to them in a ugly divorce just like me.

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    • @j_ramone I found it funny that when they passed the civil union law in Vermont, they originally forgot to add any provosion for a civil union "divorce".

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  • so why not just get a sex change operation then get married, problem solved

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  • Christie's mistake is that as governor he should know better than to label marriage a religious institution or tradition. It is NOT. A marriage is created under the law by a state issued license alone. No religious ceremony or belief ever creates a legal marriage. His obligation is to the law and constitution of the state of New Jersey. Gay marriage and religion should never be contained in the same discussion....neither is relevant to the other.

    Booker is entirely correct and he will be on the More..

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    • @gregsto actually it is pal, it's very much a religious institution

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    • @_Byron_ And there in lies the argument.....marriage is a religious institution and the left constantly says there is a separation of church and state as stated in the constitution, well this is exactly the issue. If churches don't want to marry homosexuals than the state cannot force them to do so or even recognize the marriage. I guess the best solution is that if they can find a church that would marry them which I'm sure they could then they can get married in that church/denomination and th More..

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    • @The Grim
      Why don't gays get joint under the law in a court room - outside the church. The law has no jurisdiction over the church and it' definition of a religious marriage. I don't understand why the church is even dragged into it.

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    • @gregsto
      That is fine but don't force the church to open their doors to gay marriages. The church has it's own definition of marriage and there is no way they can change that. If you can't see that then you are insensitive and malicious or either fucking dumb. Let gays marry outside the church under the law with a different definition than that of a religious marriage.

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    • @_Byron_ Amen!

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