Maryland Senator Steny Hoyer on
Thursday said he thinks President Barack Obama would applaud passage
marriage in Maryland.
During an appearance on MSNBC, anchor
Luke Russert asked Hoyer for his reaction to New Jersey Governor
Chris Christie's call for Obama to publicly discuss his position on
earlier on MSNBC's Morning
Joe, Christie defended his recent veto of a gay marriage bill
by saying he held the same position on the issue as the president.
“Let's have the President of the
United States show some courage, come on this program, look into the
camera, like I'm looking into the camera, and state his position. He
won't because he wants to have it both ways. I'm not looking to have
it both ways, I vetoed the bill. … This is the type of cowardice
that we don't want,” Christie said.
“I think the president's response
would be Maryland has chosen to move forward on this path and that's
a proper path for them to pursue if that's what the Legislature wants
to do,” Hoyer said. “I think frankly the president would applaud
the Maryland Legislature for having the courage to move forward and
say we're going to treat all off our citizens equally.” (The video
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