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Savage: Marriage should not be put up to a vote

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Sex columnist and gay rights advocate Dan Savage said Monday that it was wrong for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to claim that same sex marriage should be voted on in a statewide referendum.

“The American people are sometimes so consistently wrong when it comes to civil rights issues that when everyone is in agreement about one thing, we should take a closer look at it,” he said during an appearance on Countdown with Keith Olbermann. “This is that thing.”

The New Jersey Senate approved a bill on Monday that would extend the right to marry to same sex couples. Lawmakers in the state Assembly are expected to approve the bill later this week by a narrow margin.

But Christie has pledged to veto the bill. Instead, he has called for the New Jersey legislature to draft a constitutional amendment and put the issue to a statewide vote.

Savage said people like Christie were the ones “in the awkward position now.”

“It used to be us, gays and lesbians people, gay and lesbian couples, excluded from full civil equality, we were the ones who felt marginalized, where increasingly it is the bigots who are,” he added.

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According to a Quinnipiac poll released in January, 52 percent of New Jerseyans believe same sex couples should have the right to marry.

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‘Weakness doesn’t win elections’: Indivisible co-founder explains why members are holding #ImpeachTrump rallies

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The growing support to commence impeachment proceedings by House Democrats is driven by their need to fire up grassroots support to hold control of the chamber, an Indivisible co-founder explained on MSNBC.

"The call for impeachment continues. this as protesters are hitting the street in more than 140 rallies planned across the country. Organizers say the "Impeach Trump" event is a day of action urging House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings," MSNBC's Richard Lui reported Saturday.

"A new survey from the indivisible project finds 80 percent of their respondents say the House should start impeachment proceedings," he noted. "Right now in the House, 63 Democrats and one Republican support impeachment."

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Mississippi fast food cashier ‘terminated immediately’ for ugly racist slur on customer’s receipt

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The owner of a fast food restaurant in Mississippi "terminated immediately" an employee after a racist and misogynistic slur of patrons.

When Lex Washington visited Who Dat's Drive-Thru in Oxford with her roommate, the cashier listed them on the receipt as "black b*tches in a silver car."

A manager reportedly refused to apologize at the time, and instead "laughed in her face."

A photo of the receipt then spread on social media.

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Dem lawmaker serves notice to Hope Hicks that Trump won’t be able to save her when he grills her during Wednesday’s hearing

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On Saturday, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) gave MSNBC's Alex Witt a brief rundown of what he wants to learn from former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks at her closed-door testimony next week — and warned that if Hicks tries to use executive privilege as a shield, Democrats will not stand for it.

"Let's talk about Hope Hicks," said Witt. "What do you expect to hear from her that she has not already offered in testimony?"

"Here's what's important about Hope Hicks," said Deutch. "She was a key part of the Trump campaign, which is a large part of the report is focused on. She was a key part of the Trump Administration in the early days, and that's the reason that she's a prominent figure in the Mueller report."

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