New Jersey Governor Strongly Opposes Gay Marriage, Yet The Law Is Adopted
17/10/13 @ 16:23

New Jersey Governor Strongly Opposes Gay Marriage, Yet The Law Is Adopted

The governor strongly disagrees with the courts ruling

Governor Chris Christie has long been opposed to legalized same-sex marriage. CNN reports that as recently as his first public debate against Barbara Buono, he reaffirmed his commitment to traditional values. But it seems political realities are finally setting in, and theres not much he, as governor, can do about it. Therefore, his administration has withdrawn their formal appeal contesting a state Supreme Court ruling ending New Jerseys ban on same-sex marriage.

Christie has said time and again that he favors a public referendum -- i.e., ballot initiative -- to settle the issue once and for all, even though he personally believes marriage is the union between one man and one woman. Thus, hes clearly unhappy with the courts decision. But as governor, his spokesman Colin Reed said in a statement, he will always uphold and enforce the rule of law:

"Although the governor strongly disagrees with the court substituting its judgment for the constitutional process of the elected branches or a vote of the people, the court has now spoken clearly as to their view of the New Jersey Constitution and, therefore, same-sex marriage is the law," Reed said. "The governor will do his constitutional duty and ensure his administration enforces the law as dictated by the New Jersey Supreme Court."

16/10/13 @ 19:38

Florida Republican Tells How Gay Parents Abuse Foster Children

Dennis Baxley, influential Florida republican told how "dysfunctional" and "atypical" households affect the way of a child's education.

As part of a panel discussion on how to improve the state's middle schools, Rep.Dennis Baxley reported the lack of "functional" parents in his own district:

It's easy to say parents need to get involved, but half these kids are raising themselves. They don't have any parents that are functional. ... I mean I sat an hour and a half with a teacher telling me: 'This child has got serial men coming through the house, this one has two mommies, this one has abusive father whose home, this has alcoholism, this one has drug abuse.' It was a casualty warfare event to hear -- just her classroom -- how many dysfunctional, atypical -- to me -- structures are in the way of a kid having a chance to learn.

Baxley, a former executive director of the Christian Coalition of Florida, is behind the conservative legislation in the state.


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