The verbal feud over gay marriage in New Jersey got more personal Monday with Gov. Chris Christie firing a slang term at a lawmaker, and a hero of the Civil Rights movement chastising the governor for a separate remark.
Christie called openly gay Assemblyman Reed Gusciora “numb nuts” during a Statehouse news conference — his response to the lawmaker comparing him to former segregationist governors in the South.
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“I think people would have been happy to have a referendum on civil rights, rather than fighting and dying in the streets in the South,” Christie said after an event in Central Jersey.
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