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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
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Topic - Daniel Weiss
Gov. Chris Christie has followed through on his promise to reject a bill allowing same-sex marriage in New Jersey by quickly vetoing the measure Friday and renewing his call for a ballot question to decide the issue.
When Grant was in a life-threatening automobile accident and rushed to a New York hospital in 2010 — before that state legalized gay marriage — Weiss said he couldn't authorize badly needed surgery or even go through his partner's wallet to find his health insurance card.
He said their civil union was essentially worthless; Grant's neurosurgeon even asked, "What is a civil union?"