New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Vows to Veto Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Photographed in an Atlantic City Hotel Room

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Tuesday said he would stand by his vow to veto legislation that would allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.

On Monday, the New Jersey Senate passed the bill by a 24 to 16 vote.

The morbidly obese Christie dismissively said at a press conference:

“Yesterday was a good bunch of theater, but that’s all it was. It was theater.”

Can someone from the Garden State please explain how Christie became governor?

Source: ABC News

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19 Responses to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Vows to Veto Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

  1. Rachel says:

    I always thought New Jersey was a liberal, Northeastern state? What happened? Christie would be at home running Idaho or Tennessee but New Jersey? If he vetoes this bill, I hope voters send his fat ass packing in the next election. He’s truly a disgusting pig.

  2. Eric Equality Kuntz says:

    Boss Hog.

  3. Randy Arroyo says:

    Christie looks so very attractive on his hands and knees, belly and titties flapping in the wind.

  4. Adirondacky says:

    No! Noooooooo! Naked Chris Christie pictures? Pardon me but I just threw up a little.

  5. fran says:

    That’s a harsh graphic.

    Just like when the State of Arizona launched it’s discriminatory anti immigration bills, what gets the attention of these legislators is a boycott of the state. A very public response, so the gov is well aware his failure to support equal rights will cost the state business/revenue.
    He is oblivious to the civil rights aspect of same sex marriage, so the bottom line of effecting the State’s economy will get his & voters attention.

  6. fran says:

    On the flip side & in happier news…

    The Google Valentine’s day doodle

    It’s humbling for Google to confess that even with its super powerful search engine capable of finding any and all gifts, such things can’t solve all our problems, especially when it comes to human emotions.
    Another great moment comes at the tail end of the video. There’s a montage of a bunch of happy couples together. There’s a spaceman and an alien; a princess and a frog; a dog and cat; a bookish pair; a cookie and a carton of milk; and two men wearing tuxedoes and holding hands, which I took to imply that they’re a gay couple getting married.
    Perfect timing, too. Yesterday, Washington state legalized gay marriage — possibly with the help of a letter to the governor from Microsoft and five other tech companies — and the New Jersey Senate also voted in favor of allowing same-sex marriages, though the bill has some challenges ahead. (Hey at least there is a glimmer of hope there despite the Gov.)
    That Google would tip a hat to gay marriage shouldn’t come as a surprise — Google is a very vocal supporter of gay rights. But even if you didn’t see what I saw, it’s heartening to watch a Valentine’s Day message about all different kinds of love … that isn’t also soaked with consumerism.

  7. TOM339 says:

    Make no mistake. While New Jersey is a NE state, there are a lot of older, conservative types living there and people with money who are Republican to the core.

    The older types are Catholics (think Rhode Island) and they’re no fans of gay rights. The people with money are the residents tired of high taxes and Christie’s mantra of “no new taxes” appeals to them.

    Plus, Christie has his eye on national office one day. He doesn’t want to defend signing a marriage equality bill to the CPAC crowd. BTW, I love the picture.

  8. Joe in Colorado says:

    Chris Christie is a pig. How dare he call the NJ marriage equality bill “political theater”? I think TOM339 hit the nail on the head. Christie thinks his future is as a GOP president’s VP, assuming the GOP ever elects another president. If not this then, Christie is delusional enough to think he can successfully run for president himself and get elected.

  9. Rachel says:

    Tom is correct. Northern New Jersey is full of wealthy Republican suburbs and southern New Jersey is full of retirees living on fixed incomes. The state is socially moderate but they still elected Chris Christie and from what I hear from my 80-year old aunt who lives in Toms River, Christie is slam dunk for reelection if he runs again. My aunt hates him but her neighbors love the guy.

  10. Marcus Ybanez says:

    Go ahead and veto marriage, Porky.

    The New Jersey legislature can reverse a governor’s veto with 2/3rds vote and they said they plan to do it. Chris Christie is toast. I don’t see a second term for him.

  11. Scott Dancer says:

    Actually, Rhode Island is poised for big marriage-equality goals this year.

    Ray Sullivan, the executive director of Marriage Equality Rhode Island (MERI) writes a gay marriage bill will “absolutely” be introduced into the legislature this week. State Rep. Art Hardy and state Sen. Rhoda Perry have told Sullivan they will sponsor the bill. Hardy and Perry are at this very moment collecting signatures and co-sponsorships from other state politicians.

    “Governor Lincoln Chafee is also on board and has said he will sign a marriage-equality bill,” said Sullivan.

    Meanwhile, New Jersey’s governor plans to veto a same-sex marriage bill. Rhode Island joins New York and Massachusetts while New Jersey stands with Texas and Utah.

  12. VicoDANIEL says:

    Rhode Island, Maryland and Illinois are next up for same-sex marriage bills and everything I read says those three states have the votes and the support of their governors.

    Rahm Manuel — love him or hate him, said getting marriage passed would be one of the first, major achievements once he became Illinois governor and it looks like he’s on-tract to deliver. The voters of New Jersey should be ashamed of themselves for electing Chris Christie. He’s a national joke and a stupid bloviator.

  13. ultra says:

    Rahm Emanuel is the mayor of Chicago, not the governor of Illinois. Pat Quinn, a democrat, is the governor of Illinois. A marriage equality bill has been proposed in the state legislature of Illinois, although it remains to be seen how far it will progress.

  14. Abbey Peripatetic says:

    Apparently, WA Gov. Chris Gregoire — as she promised, sent a letter to NJ Gov. Chris Christie in an effort to lobbying him to support marriage equality.

    But Christie is so pig-headed and he’s convinced himself he has a chance at national office that I feel certain her letter will fall on deaf ears.

    Like others have asked, why New Jersey? Why did you elect this homophobe?

  15. Brigadoon says:

    Until Gov. Fatso is gone, marriage equality in New Jersey will be held hostage. But on a much more thrilling note, the Maryland state House needs to secure just one more vote to move a Marriage Equality bill forward and the governor there supports it. Good for Maryland.

  16. stradella says:

    Is Christie really that fat? Child, run don’t walk to the nearest Weight Watchers meeting.

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