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30 January 2012

FollowUp 4: NJ Democrats Call for Marriage Equality

New Jersey is reacting to Governor Chris Christie comments on using a referendum to achieve civil rights and the Governor responded today, as reported on

Mr. Christie has a well-earned reputation of being a political bully.  Calling a legislator "numbnuts" does nothing to improve that reputation.  But it turns out that the Governor has pulled quite a dirty trick in the current round of New Jersey considering marriage equality.

I previously commented that appointing a gay man, Bruce Harris, the recently elected Mayor of Chatham Borough, to the New Jersey Supreme Court provided Governor Christie a certain amount of political insulation for when he vetoes the upcoming marriage equality legislation.  It turns out that the appointment included an agreement that Mr. Harris will recuse himself from such cases.

With apologies for the obvious pun:  Chris Christie has taken a path where he can have his cake and eat it too.  Obviously he does so quite often.

9 January 2012, Original Pedantic Political Ponderings post.

25 January 2012, FollowUp 1.

26 January 2012, FollowUp 2.

28 January 2012, FollowUp 3.

31 January 2012, FollowUp 5.

3 February 2012, FollowUp 6.

10 February 2012, FollowUp 7.

13 February 2012, FollowUp 8.

18 February 2012, FollowUp 9.

21 February 2012, FollowUp 10.

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