Skip to comments.NY gov (Cuomo) blocks some federal judges from officiating at weddings - because they might be Trump nominees
Posted on 12/23/2019 7:26:00 AM PST by Libloather
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a non-controversial bipartisan bill that would have allowed all federal judges to officiate weddings in the state because some might have been nominated to the bench by President Donald Trump.
"I cannot in good conscience support legislation that would authorize such actions by federal judges who are appointed by this federal administration," Cuomo's veto message stated, the New York Post reported.
"President Trump does not embody who we are as New Yorkers," the Democratic governor added on Friday. "The cornerstones that built our great state are diversity, tolerance, and inclusion. Based on these reasons, I must veto this bill."
The legislation, sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Liz Krueger, passed the state Senate by a 61 to 1 vote. It passed the state Assembly by a 144 to 2 tally. Both the state Senate and Assembly are under Democratic control.
Currently, New York law permits all state judges in their official capacity to preside over wedding ceremonies, although only certain federal judges - like those in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and those at each of the state's federal district courts - are eligible to preside over weddings. This bill would have expanded the wedding authority to all federal judges, largely those from outside of New York.
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This guy is a total whack job....
What a stupid, asinine decision......
“President Trump does not embody who we are as New Yorkers,” the Democratic governor added on Friday. “The cornerstones that built our great state are diversity, tolerance, and inclusion. Based on these reasons, I must veto this bill.”
Pandering POS. I think I just threw up a little bit.
Just another manifestation of Trump Derangement Syndrome #TDS.
Stupid but typical grandstanding from Cuomo. What fraction of couples getting married inquire about the politics of the judge who officiates?
This guy should be tarred and feathered and hauled out of office immediately for his un-American and highly unconstitutional actions.
Demand his resignation immediately and force him from office
Subverting the legitimacy of our courts I see. I thought that was a Trumpean offense? So Cuomo has become what he hates most?
Dumb as a bunch of rocks. This is the highlight of the Democrat cancel culture.
Thanks Andy, for showing us how much you hate Trump.
“The cornerstones that built our great state are diversity, tolerance, and inclusion...”
Vetoing this bill goes against all three of these...ROFL...What a dipsh!t y’all have in New York....
I doubt if he has any control over Federal Judges.
Just not for us Deplorables. Appreciate the clarification, Guv. Were not invited to the party but we knew that already.
I hope a bride sues him for stress.
Stupid! Trying to set himself up for 2020 with the far left.
Is this a real story?
Sorry, but it is getting hard to tell “real” from “fake” anymore.
It is petty if it is real.
Dumbass just like Fredo.
Deranged doesn’t even begin to describe this hate Trump mental disorder. It’s going to get dangerous soon.
It’s blatant discrimination based on political beliefs, it’s wrong and should be challenged in court
"Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves," he said. "Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if thats who they are and theyre the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because thats not who New Yorkers are."
Imagine if anyone claimed to be able to say that people they disagree with "have no place in the USA because that's not who Americans are?" Cuomo and his ilk would lose their minds, but their fine with his crap.
Stupid to the max. Really dumbo
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