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Christie Says He Wouldn't Sign Same Sex Marriage Bill

Sunday, June 26, 2011

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.

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Comments [2]

Dario, it sounds to me like you don't know what you're talking about. Most of your claims are ridiculous. What kind of drugs are you on?

Christie was not elected by homosexuals (at least, not in general). Politically speaking, if he signed the bill, he'd alienate a large amount of his strong supporters and those whom he appeased would not likely support him as a result.

Furthermore, as a Governor, he owes us his discernment. No one voted for him so that he would buckle to political pressure. I voted for him because I trust him to use his judgement; because I trust his judgement.

As for this ridiculous business about the KKK, nazis, child slavery and other human trafficking, you're out of your bloody mind.

Jun. 27 2011 02:59 PM
Dario van der Lündin from Paris-New York-Stockholm

It seems that Mr. Chris Christle forgot who vote for him.
Governors who thinks like that are old fashionable and can not see the positive outcomes, discrimination in all stages and colours show not human values ... It is a sign of uncivilized people, making the wrong foot print on the new generation and cause of hate such as KKKlan, Nazis and other type of illogical behaviours.
Peace, freedom, understanding builds a successful society.
Equality, Fraternity, Liberty = Democracy
Be yourself and respect others could help to stop human trafficking and children slavery!
Dario van der Lündin

Jun. 26 2011 07:09 PM

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