Christie Appealing Gay Marriage Ruling in N.J.

Fights decision that state must allow same-sex marriage

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is fighting a judge’s ruling that the state must allow same-sex couples to get married.

Christie wouldn’t comment Friday on the judge’s ruling, the Associated Press reports, but a spokesman said his administration would appeal to the state Supreme Court.

“Gov. Christie has always maintained that he would abide by the will of the voters on the issue of marriage equality and called for it to be on the ballot this Election Day,” said spokesman Michael Drewniak. “Since the Legislature refused to allow the people to decide expeditiously, we will let the Supreme Court make this constitutional determination.”

Judge Mary Jacobson said Friday that the state is violating New Jersey’s constitution by denying marriage benefits to same-sex couples now that the federal government is recognizing same-sex marriages. She said the state must allowing them to wed by Oct. 21.

Christie, a Republican, is cruising toward reelection in a heavily Democratic state where polls show considerable support for same-sex marriage. But he’s also eyeing a 2016 presidential run.

 

13 comments
IsmailDjalilov
IsmailDjalilov

why do silly people think we care about their bigoted opinions? so many losers posting under articles everywhere.

CameronRobert
CameronRobert

No bigot should ever be permitted to hold any government office, or position of power or influence. Chris Christie, Steve Lonegan, Tom Kean, Jr., and the rest of their bigoted ilk, need to be removed from office immediately BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.

DavidBorsani
DavidBorsani

The Supreme Court has already ruled on this.  This man should stick to Fighting Obesity not fight against Gay Marriage.  Get a large Mirror and have a Look Gov Christie.  Like what you see?  Me either.  Not your mentality or Physique.

SergioGonzalez
SergioGonzalez

i did'nt think he was that stupid.lots of us don't like that stupid idea. but its a losing battle. two gays got mariied big f---ing deal whom gives a shi-. we just got to deal with it. BUT donn't get whom don't want to get involved, involved. because someone might go off on you . git it.

DavidStrayer
DavidStrayer

Christie is hard to scrutinize.  His embrace of, and praise for, Obama at the time of Hurricane Sandy is fading as a memory.  So, of course, is the fact that as a prosecutor under Bush, he used his office for political purposes by going after Sen. Menendez on trumped up charges.

It's hard to know what Christie really thinks, but he's stuck with the Republican position on this matter, which is that everyone who isn't white, heterosexual, English-speaking and wealthy should be neither seen nor heard.  Christie hasn't yet learned that when you go to bed with dogs, you wake up with fleas.

In the end, the issue of gay marriage has long since been decided: all people, no matter what the gender composition of the couple, will be able to marry.  It's just a matter of time before the anachronism that is the Republican party accepts reality.  (Of course, witness their current record, accepting reality isn't their strong suit.)

jeffrey.davis728
jeffrey.davis728

Chris Christie is a big fat liar. He will NOT abide by the will of the people, since he vetoed the legislature, which represents the will of the people. I can't imagine this clown could get re-elected in New Jersey for all his foolish policies and statements.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@DavidStrayer Well welcome back kotter is speaking again, the bleeding hearts of NJ like everywhere else are silly little followers of the party line,  Maybe since NY did not want Weiner, you jersey boys can convince him to run for GoV there. He will jump at the chance to get back into politics. And what better place then the Garden state. I can see it now the media would have afield day Carlos Danger rises again. By the way if you keep your dog clean, you do not wake up with flees. Unless things are different in Jersey. moron.

RRocklin
RRocklin

@DavidStrayer Thank you for you thoughtful response.   Could not have said it better.  

Openminded1
Openminded1

@DavidStrayer @Openminded1 You libs so thin skinned ,but yet with such big mouths. the point I make is clear you guys are naive and are followers right along the party line no matter what. many find my post interesting and understand the sarcastic humor . You do not fine I do not care moron I say it like it is No PC bs here.

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