Chris Hughes, the publisher and
editor-in-chief of The New Republic and co-founder of
Facebook, said Sunday that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's veto
of a gay marriage bill approved by lawmakers raises serious concerns
Hughes, who married his husband, Sean
Eldridge, last year in New York, founded Facebook with Mark
Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Saverin.
In an appearance on ABC's This
to pitch a redesign of The
New Republic, Hughes was asked his thoughts about
Zuckerberg hosting a fundraiser for Christie, a Republican.
“I, for one, have a lot of questions
about Chris Christie, particularly because less than a year ago he
vetoed a marriage equality bill in the New Jersey state legislature,”
Hughes said. “Which for me personally, I got married to my husband
last June, [it] was just really personally frustrating. I mean,
there are tens of thousands of couples in New Jersey that can't share
their love and be recognized under the law because of that decision.
I'm not a single issue voter, and I think most people aren't either,
but for me personally, it would raise serious concerns about
supporting someone like him.” (The video is embedded on this page.
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