Christie: “I am not a fan of same-sex marriage” (VIDEO)

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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Photo by Bob Jagendorf.


W. C
W. C1 years ago


William C
William C1 years ago

Thank you.

Janis Jones
janis keller6 years ago

I bet he would be if he was gay. I hope he is gay in another life lol

Beth M.
Beth M7 years ago

He's a jerk anyhow. Who cares what he thinks?

pam w.
pam w7 years ago

We don't give a damn whether or not you're a "fan." Just keep your narrow-minded "morality" out of our laws!

Dan B.
Dan Brook7 years ago

Same sex marriage isn't mandatory. Neither is abortion.

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Marie R.
Marie R7 years ago

OK. Was watching GMA the other morning and they had a man that was married to 3 women, they had 24 kids. If marriage is between one man and one woman then why is this allowed? Or why is this OK in the eyes of the politicians? The Conservatives should get their heads out of their behinds and wake up to the fact everyone should have rights and these people are no different than anyone else.

jane richmond
jane richmond7 years ago

No one is asking him to participate only to allow those who chose to marry be allowed.

Yvette S.
Past Member 7 years ago

Great company for this guy, an archbishop giving views against gays while being a representative of a church which allowed mass, no pun intended, groups of priests to sexually abuse children, and a woman who has signed a vow to obey her husband, Mr.sideshow bob, even if she becomes president of the United States of America!

Glen P.
Glen P7 years ago

Chris Christie is an ass.