Someone Needs A Hug of the Day

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Someone Needs A Hug of the Day
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A middle school in New Jersey has come under fire for banning hugging among students.

According to a CBS New York report, Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School Principal Tyler Blackmore made an announcement last week following "incidents of unsuitable, physical interactions" reminding students that Matawan-Aberdeen was a "no hugging school."

Students say they risk detention if caught embracing.

School Superintendent David Healy commended Blackmore for acting responsibly, saying the students needed to learn about "appropriate interactions." Still, he said the announcement was being blown out of proportion and students caught hugging would not be suspended.

"It’s stupid, I’ve never heard of such a thing," said one parent. "Why can’t you hug? That’s how we grew up, with affection."

Seriously, what's next? Banning best friends? Oh, wait.

[nj / cbsny / thesun.]

Today In Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day

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Today In Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day
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Today In Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day: As expected, New Jersey governor Chris Christie vetoed the state's same-sex marriage bill a day after it was approved by the state Assembly.

The state Senate passed the bill earlier this week.

"I am adhering to what I've said since this bill was first introduced - an issue of this magnitude and import

Here Comes The Bigotry of the Day

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Here Comes The Bigotry of the Day
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Here Comes The Bigotry of the Day: A Highland Park woman was denied the purchase of her "dream bridal gown" from a New Jersey wedding dress store because she is marrying another woman.

Alix Genter, who is set to marry her longtime partner next July, had her dress all picked out when Here Comes the Bride store manager Donna phoned her up and tol

OMG! Adorbz of the Day

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OMG! Adorbz of the Day: Someone told 3-year-old Jesse that he's too small to be the governor of New Jersey and now he's all upset.

Who told you that, Jesse? Was it Chris Christie? That big meanie.

[vvv.]