Just two days after a New Jersey judge ruled that the state must
allow gay couples to marry, Governor Chris Christie has reiterated
Appearing on CBS Sunday Morning, Christie, who last year
vetoed a marriage bill approved by lawmakers, told Tracy Smith that
his position hasn't changed.
“I do not [believe in same-sex marriage],” Christie
said. “But what I will tell you is that I understand that good
people of good will have a difference of opinion on this. And so my
view on it is, put it on the ballot. Let the people decide.”
Christie announced through a spokesperson that he will appeal
Friday's ruling but has not spoken directly on the lawsuit.
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In June, Christie, considered a potential 2016 Republican
presidential candidate, criticized a Supreme Court ruling striking
down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which has led to the federal
government recognizing the legal marriages of gay and lesbian
“I don't think the ruling was appropriate,” Christie said. “I
think it was wrong.”
“It's just another example of judicial supremacy, rather than
having the government run by the people we actually vote for,” he
In Sunday's interview, Christie said it would be “stupid” for
him to decide now whether he'll run for president in 2016.