Know Thine Enemy: The Worst Anti-Gay Moments Of The Week, February 19 – February 26

Here at HuffPost Gay Voices we believe that what you don’t know definitely can hurt you.

That’s why every other weekend we’re presenting “Know Thine Enemy,” a round up of the worst anti-gay moments from the previous seven days (and in the interest of balance, the other two weekends a month we’ve got “Something To Celebrate” — our round-up of the best gay moments of that week).

You can think of it as a primer filled with the anti-gay rhetoric being leveled against us, as a reminder of how far we still have to go, and even as a chance to have a laugh (because let’s be honest, some of this stuff is so ridiculous it’s pretty hilarious).

Check out the stories we covered this week below — all in one convenient slideshow — and let us know who you think the biggest enemy of the LGBT community was.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sat down with Piers Morgan to talk about his opposition to gay marriage in an interview on Tuesday night.

The New Jersey Assembly passed a bill to legalize gay marraige on Thursday, and Christie made good on his vow to veto it on February 17, encouraging the Legislature to leave the decision up to voters.

“Let’s put it on the ballot, and let’s let people decide,” he tells Morgan. “And if the people of New Jersey – as some of the same-sex marriage advocates suggest the polls indicate – are in favor of it, then my position would not be the winning position. But I’m willing to take that risk, because I trust the people of the state.”

Morgan goes on to ask Christie, a practicing Catholic, whether he would ever change his personal views.

“I would not compromise my principles for politics,” Christie says. “You’re saying ‘will it become politically unpopular to have the position I’m having.’ If it does, so be it. I don’t compromise my principles for politics.”

Read the full story here.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sat down with Piers Morgan to talk about his opposition to gay marriage in an interview on Tuesday night.

The New Jersey Assembly passed a bill to legalize gay marraige on Thursday, and Christie made good on his vow to veto it on February 17, encouraging the Legislature to leave the decision up to voters.

“Let’s put it on the ballot, and let’s let people decide,” he tells Morgan. “And if the people of New Jersey – as some of the same-sex marriage advocates suggest the polls indicate – are in favor of it, then my position would not be the winning position. But I’m willing to take that risk, because I trust the people of the state.”

Morgan goes on to ask Christie, a practicing Catholic, whether he would ever change his personal views.

“I would not compromise my principles for politics,” Christie says. “You’re saying ‘will it become politically unpopular to have the position I’m having.’ If it does, so be it. I don’t compromise my principles for politics.”

Read the full story here.

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Whitney Houston’s Funeral To Be Picketed By Westboro Baptist Church

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Jon Stewart Mocks Glitter Bombing, Mitt Romney’s Hair Comment (VIDEO)



New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sat down with Piers Morgan to talk about his opposition to gay marriage in an interview on Tuesday night.

The New Jersey Assembly passed a bill to legalize gay marraige on Thursday, and Christie made good on his vow to veto it on February 17, encouraging the Legislature to leave the decision up to voters.

“Let’s put it on the ballot, and let’s let people decide,” he tells Morgan. “And if the people of New Jersey – as some of the same-sex marriage advocates suggest the polls indicate – are in favor of it, then my position would not be the winning position. But I’m willing to take that risk, because I trust the people of the state.”

Morgan goes on to ask Christie, a practicing Catholic, whether he would ever change his personal views.

“I would not compromise my principles for politics,” Christie says. “You’re saying ‘will it become politically unpopular to have the position I’m having.’ If it does, so be it. I don’t compromise my principles for politics.”

Read the full story here.


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