NJ Gov Says He'd Veto Gay Marriage Bill


Salon Staff
January 24, 2012 11:27PM (UTC)

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will veto a gay marriage bill if it reaches his desk, but he supports putting the issue on the ballot.

The first-term Republican says he wants to see a constitutional amendment come up for a vote and encourages GOP lawmakers to support a ballot measure.

Advertisement:

Democrats hold a majority in the Legislature.

The governor's comments came Tuesday as a Senate committee considers a bill to legalize gay marriage and one day after Christie nominated an openly gay black man to the state Supreme Court.

Christie, a Catholic, has previously said that he believes marriage is between one man and one woman but he supports civil unions, which the state recognizes.


Salon Staff

MORE FROM Salon Staff



Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •