Gov. Chris Christie Would Veto A New York-Style Marriage Equality Bill In NJ

6 years ago by David
(h/t DavidE at VideoCafe)

Gov. Cuomo just praised the passage of NY's Marriage Equality bill:

The other states look to New York for the progressive direction. And what we said today is you look to New York once again, because New York made a powerful statement, not just to the people of New York, but to people all across this nation.

We reached a new level of social justice this evening, marriage equality. I said to the legislators, you look at the first word, marriage, it's really about the second word, equality. It's really about New Yorkers, our brothers and sisters, looking at us and saying, we want equality. We want equality in society, equality in our relationships, equality in our love, equality in our families. We want full recognition, marriage equality, and we did it today.

NJ's Governor Chris Christie was on Meet The Press today, why? Because it's Conservative Talk Show Sunday, naturally.

But besides that, he made several comments today that were offensive. To me, the lead was that he would veto any bill that would pass NJ legislature sanctioning marriage equality similar to the one that just passed in New York.

Christie: ..In our state we're going to continue to pursue civil unions. I am not a fan of same sex marriage. It's not something that I support. I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman. That's my view. And-- and that'll be the view of our state because I wouldn't sign a bill like the one that was in New York

Christie's religious views outweigh common decency and so he would deny the right of the gay community to have equality through his veto power. Maybe that's why his polling numbers have dropped like a balloon.

Chris Christie poll numbers.jpg

You'd never know his popularity has been plunging like a rock since he's become Governor if you watch the national news. By anointing him with superstar status, the media has been helping build him his own national campaign for when he decides to run for the Oval Office. At least MTP flashed some reality on the screen.


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