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NJ Assemblyman: "Crazies" Make Passing SSM a "Hard Dynamic"

 

Someone should tell this Trenton Democrat that it's not nice to call so many New Jerseyans "crazy" for disagreeing with his views on gay marriage.  But he's right about the politics:

...across the country, the right to same-sex marriage has been granted mostly by court decision or legislative action. Same-sex-marriage advocates noted that almost every one of more than 30 ballot questions on gay rights had failed to broaden them; even in 2008, when the country elected a Democratic president, voters in California approved Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage.

“It’s a hard dynamic to win at the polls,” said Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, a Trenton Democrat who is openly gay. “At the end of the day, gays are a minority and they can’t match the crazies, who are out there and really motivated to vote against it.” -- The New York Times