On the day of New York city’s 42nd annual gay pride and two days after the state of New York passed legislation to legalize gay marriage, New Jersey’s top elected official — not surprisingly, since we’re talking about Governor Chris “Mr. Contrarian” Christie — offered a contrary opinion.
Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press, Christie said, according to the Star-Ledger:
“I am not a fan of same-sex marriage, I believe marriage is between one man and one woman.”
Just to make things a bit clearer, here’s one more Christie quote from the New York Times City Room blog. Says the Garden State governor:
“I wouldn’t sign a bill like the one that was in New York.”
The New York Times City Room blog mentioned Christie’s anti-gay marriage stance in an article about New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s silence about the passage of the NY legislation at 10:15am Sunday mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. After the Mass, Dolan, who had called the gay marriage bill an “ominous threat,” told reporters that “his opposition was based on a pro-marriage position, not an anti-gay bias.”
Uh-huh. Guess the Archbishop and Governor Christie are “pro-marriage,” so long as they get to define who can get married.
The video offers a triple treat — maybe “threat” is the more accurate word — of Christie, Michele Bachmann and Archbishop Dolan offering their view on marriage equality.
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