New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has
denied that he is out of touch in his opposition to the legalization
of gay marriage.
Christie on Friday followed through on
to veto a gay marriage bill if approved by lawmakers. The
governor has suggested putting the question on the ballot, instead.
In a segment scheduled to be broadcast
Tuesday on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, Christie told host
Piers Morgan that he is in the majority on gay marriage.
“Wait a second,” Christie
questioned Morgan. “Are you suggesting that because my position is
in step with 43 of the 50 states that proves I'm out of step?”
“My point is ...”
“Still a healthy majority. I feel
fairly comfortable,” Christie interrupted.
“... at what stage does it become
“I won't compromise my principles for
politics,” Christie responded.
Christie also insisted that his gay
friends do not accuse him of being bigoted.
“My friends – whether they be
homosexual or not – know me, and they know that I'm not bigoted,”
he said. (Watch
the exchange on CNN.)