New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Wednesday criticized a Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prohibited federal agencies from recognizing the legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples.

Appearing on local radio, Christie, a former federal prosecutor and a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, called the decision an example of “judicial supremacy.”

“I don't think the ruling was appropriate,” Christie said. “I think it was wrong.”

Christie criticized the decision, which was written by Justice Anthony Kennedy.

“I thought that Justice Kennedy's opinion was, in many respects, incredibly insulting to those people, 340-some members of Congress who voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, and Bill Clinton.”

“He basically said that the only reason to pass that bill was to demean people. That's a heck of a thing to say about Bill Clinton and about the Republican Congress back in the 90s. And it's just another example of judicial supremacy, rather than having the government run by the people we actually vote for,” he added.

New Jersey currently recognizes gay couples with civil unions. Last year, Christie vetoed a gay marriage bill approved by the Democrat-controlled Legislature and said that the issue should be put to a popular vote.

“I've made it very clear since 2009 that I believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman,” Christie said. “I've said that, I ran on that, I've said it consistently. That doesn't mean, in any way shape or form, that I have anything against folks who are homosexual. In fact, I've said I believe people are born that way. I don't believe it’s a choice … you were born with your sexual preference. But I believe that the institution of marriage for 2,000 years has been between a man and a woman.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)