Gov. Christie Stands Firm On Same-Sex Marriage Views [VIDEO/AUDIO/POLL]
Same-sex couples in New Jersey are happy after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that legally married same-sex couples should have the same federal benefits as heterosexual married couples, but how much of a difference will it really make?
For the time being nothing will change in the Garden State, according to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
“I thought it was a bad decision, but it has no effect on New Jersey at all, so we move from here,” said Christie, during last night’s edition of Townsquare Media’s ‘Ask The Governor.’
Christie called the ruling, “Another example of judicial supremacy, rather than having a government run by the people who we actually vote for.”
He also said if another gay marriage bill is passed by the Legislature, he’ll veto it because he believes marriage should be between one man and one woman.
“That doesn’t mean in any way shape or form that I have anything against folks who are homosexual, I believe people are born that way, I don’t think it’s a choice,” Christie was quick to point out.
“If the people of the State of New Jersey want to amend our constitution in order to make same-sex marriage legal and permissible in the state they have every right to do it, and the only people who can give them that opportunity is the New Jersey State Legislature.”
For that reason, the governor is once again calling on lawmakers to put the same-sex marriage question on the November ballot.
“The Democrats are putting an increase on the minimum wage on the ballot – that’s important enough to put on the ballot, but gay marriage is not?”
“If you honestly believe it’s the right thing to do, and the proponents have said all along that the majority of people in New Jersey want it. Well then, put it on the ballot, then it will pass and that’s the end of the discussion.”
Christie reminded everyone if this is what Garden State residents want, he will support it because he is sworn to enforce and uphold the laws and the Constitution of the State of New Jersey.