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Booker 'Disappointed' by Christie Gay Marriage Veto

Mayor Issues Statement Quoting MLK

Mayor Cory Booker issued a statement tonight regarding Gov. Chris Christie’s “disappointing” decision to conditionally veto a bill passed by the Legislature yesterday that would have legalized same-sex marriage in New Jersey. 

“As Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said, ‘the arc of the universe is long but it bends towards justice.’ Despite the Governor’s disappointing veto, I remain encouraged that one day soon all New Jersey residents will be able to enjoy equal rights, privileges and justice.  Let us all who believe in equality continue to labor in this cause,” Booker said in a statement emailed to area media outlets.

Booker, one of the state’s most prominent Democrats, and Christie, New Jersey’s top Republican, often find common ground on issues and are generally cordial even when they disagree. Last week, the two commended each other during the groundbreaking for Teacher’s Village, a Halsey Street retail-residential development.

Joe Cutbirth February 18, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Please please run for governor next year.
Nasir February 18, 2012 at 12:22 PM
How dare you Mr. Booker for quoting an excerpt from a MLK speech and associating it with the struggle for same sex marriages. It is irresponsible of you to have the reader believe that the Rev. MLK may have been in favor of these unions or that this veto was somehow an injustice. It is your political and personal view that same sex marriages are justifiable, legal and acceptable.
Brett Gorman February 18, 2012 at 08:54 PM
You realize that it is well documented that MLK had several extramarital affairs.
jmozell February 22, 2012 at 05:52 PM
You must be one of Cory Booker's lickers. What in the hell does extramarital affairs have to do with same sex marriages? Was you mother one of MLK extra martial affairs? What Cory Booker believes in is his freedom of speech; but to compare a well loved great leader to his media stunts is NOT ACCEPTABLE. Brett Gorman just explain what your statement has to do with the article. Maybe I missed it in one of the hidden paragraphs!


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