Christie Says He Wouldn't Sign Same Sex Marriage Bill
Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 04:48 PM
Same-sex marriage became legal in New York on Friday, when the New York State Senate passed same-sex marriage legislation and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed it into law. But supporters shouldn't expect New Jersey to follow suit. That was Governor Chris Christie's message during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.
"I am not a fan of same sex marriage," Christie said. "It's not something that I support. I believe marriage should be between a man and a woman. That's my view and that will be the view for our state because I wouldn't sign a bill like the one that was in New York."
Proponents of New Jersey’s failed gay-marriage bill of 2010 have argued that the state’s current civil union law doesn’t guarantee same-sex couples federal protection and equal treatment by insurance providers, hospitals and out-of-state firms that don’t recognize the arrangements.