Saturday, June 29, 2013

Chris Christie to gay couples: Drop dead; NJ Gov. says SCOTUS opinion, which Bill Clinton lobbied for and welcomed, was 'insulting' to former president

New Jersey's GOP governor continues to play the electorate for fools in his brazen misrepresentation of facts.
     The Washington Post embedded the video of a recent radio interview of Chris Christie, who claimed that for 2000 years marriage has been "one man one woman" (nonsense; polygamy has been legal in various jurisdictions for 2000 years and even now is legal in several Muslim countries.)
The governor called Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion “incredibly insulting” to the members of Congress who voted for DOMA and President Bill Clinton, who signed it.
The truth is that Clinton welcomed the ruling:
"By overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, the Court recognized that discrimination towards any group holds us all back in our efforts to form a more perfect union," said the former president in a joint statement with his wife, the former secretary of state and possible 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. "We are also encouraged that marriage equality may soon return to California."
In fact he wrote in support of overturning the law he signed in 1996 (and cynically used in subsequent campaign ads)
"Reading those words today, I know now that, even worse than providing an excuse for discrimination, the law is itself discriminatory. It should be overturned."

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