Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Oct. 19-20, 2013

Love is in the air. Weddings, just after midnight.

  • Longtime same-sex couples make plans to finally tie the knot.

  • This column by Tom Moran blows me away.

  • Same-sex NJ couples plan for quick walk down the aisle.

  • Cory Booker to marry 7 gay, lesbian & straight couples 12:01AM.

  • Weddings set to begin, legislature looking to override Christie’s veto.

  • Christie loss on marriage may set up bigger win.

    Christie v. Buono

  • Surprise! The Inquirer endorses Christie!

  • NJ Treasury revenue shortfall grows to $62M.

  • Buono: Fierce spirit, overwhelming odds. (Katz)

  • Ingle: Christie reaps advantage from government shutdown.

  • Star-Ledger endorsement: Christie.

  • Buono talks about Christie’s dismal record on small business.

  • O’Malley: You have better in Buono.

    Senator-Elect Cory Booker

  • Booker & Menendez form historic duo; first black & Latino senators from the same state.

  • Unusual turnout patterns gave Lonegan a boost.

  • Kelly: In Booker victory, a lesson for the Tea Party.

  • Stile: Booker praises Christie.

  • Editorial: Low voter turnout in special Senate election shows need to change state succession law.


  • In Ventnor Heights, relief lags for the less well-off.

  • In Brigantine, Sandy recovery at a standstill for some.

  • Coming: boost in NJ’s wedding business.

  • Cheapest Obamacare plans greatly limit choices.

    What are you reading, Blue Jersey? This is an open thread.

  • Comments (3)

    1. deciminyan

      Excellent column by Tom Moran, but he left one thing out. Those who are uncomfortable with same-sex marriage MUST vote to override Christie’s veto.


      Because in addition to providing for marriage equality, the bill specifically protects the religious rights of those clergy who choose not to recognize equality. In part, the bill reads:

      …no member of the clergy of any religion authorized to solemnize marriage and no religious society, institution or organization in this State shall be required to solemnize any marriage in violation of the free exercise of religion guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution …

      The message to those who object to same-sex marriage on religious grounds is: vote for the override to enact the protection of separation of church and state. The bill only concerns civil marriages. Religious marriages are still the province of the individual religions.

    2. vmars

      Moran write that column about marriage equality, the Star Ledger report a massive shortfall in state revenue, and the Ledger still endorses Christie?

      And about the last link with the cheapest Obamacare policies limiting choice: no shit!  The cheapest insurance policies limit choice.  That’s why they’re so cheap.  And they were designed that way intentionally, so that people who wanted the very least can get that without a penalty, and still have the silver and gold options.

      So, really, not a story to report a feature designed in from the beginning, and known about from the beginning.

    3. Alex

      …to give me and my husband reasons to be glad we stopped subscribing to them years ago. At the time, seeing how they were hellbent on taking an editorial line that distorted and even outright lied about public education and public school teachers in the state, we decided we couldn’t continue paying to have my husband’s profession misrepresented. And now we see Moran writing this silly piece about calling people who opposed to ME to account on the heels of the paper endorsing the single biggest obstacle to ME in the first place. Do they even read their own newspaper? It’s very hard to take their editorial board seriously.


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