Gov. Chris Christie has followed through on his promise to reject a bill allowing same-sex marriage in New Jersey by quickly vetoing the measure Friday.
“I am adhering to what I’ve said since this bill was first introduced — an issue of this magnitude and importance, which requires a constitutional amendment, should be left to the people of New Jersey to decide,” Christie said in a statement. “I continue to encourage the Legislature to trust the people of New Jersey and seek their input by allowing our citizens to vote on a question that represents a profoundly significant societal change. This is the only path to amend our State Constitution and the best way to resolve the issue of same-sex marriage in our state.”
Just another craven and disingenuous politician whose name is going to be infamous in just a few short decades for his pandering to bigots today. No one in the future will believe his attempt to be cute and make this about democratic principles when it’s about basic civil rights.
And let no one get away with calling this weasel a “straight talker” ever again, please.