New Jersey's largest gay rights
advocate is calling on Governor Chris Christie to “evolve” on the
issue of gay marriage.
Last year, Christie, a Republican,
vetoed a bill approved by lawmakers legalizing such unions in the
state. Christie said that the issue “should be left to the people
of New Jersey to decide.”
Democratic leaders have vowed to
override the governor's veto but have also conceded that they don't
have the two-thirds majority required to do so.
A new petition campaign launched
Thursday by Garden State Equality aims to change the governor's
stance on the issue.
As of Friday morning, more
than 2,000 people had signed on to the 3-sentence petition.
“Governor Christie, it's time to
evolve,” it states. “Marriage equality is no longer a
single-party issue. Please support the freedom to marry for all New
percent of New Jersey voters support gay marriage.)