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Sen. Lautenberg: Christie Wrong on Marriage Equality

Senator Frank Lautenberg, the senior Senator from New Jersey, wrote a column in the Star-Ledger today supporting marriage equality in New Jersey and taking Governor Christie to task for suggesting civil rights activists of the 1960s would have been grateful for a public referendum on their issues:

“The governor’s call for a referendum on marriage equality reveals a deep misunderstanding of the American tradition of protecting minority rights.

James Madison famously wrote, “It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part.”

Read Senator Lautenberg’s full column in the New Jersey Star-Ledger.

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