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NJ Governor Chris Christie Slams SCOTUS Marriage Rulings as 'Inappropriate' and Wrong': VIDEO

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie came out strongly against yesterday's Supreme Court DOMA and Prop 8 rulings on an 'Ask the Governor' radio program.

Said Christie:

“I don’t think the ruling was appropriate. I think it was wrong. They, the Court, without a basis in standing, substituted their own judgment for the judgment of a Republican Congress and a Democratic President. In the Republican Congress in the ‘90s and Bill Clinton. 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 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. So I thought it was a bad decision."

Christie, who last year vetoed a same-sex marriage bill, said he would veto another bill on same-sex marriage if it came to his desk, and reiterated that he wants the people to decide on it.

Christie also compared the right to a minimum wage to the right to marry. He also says he has nothing against "folks who are homosexual."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. He's So Bigot.....

    Posted by: Alan Brickman | Jun 27, 2013 8:59:18 AM


  2. P-I-G

    Posted by: David C. | Jun 27, 2013 8:59:32 AM


  3. Um, does he even understand what the Supreme Court's role in the legislative process is? To prevent the enforcement of laws which are unConstitutional.....I wonder what Governor lapband would have said about laws governing slavery in the early 1800's?

    Posted by: John | Jun 27, 2013 9:02:57 AM


  4. Dear Krispy Kreme,

    You are diseased...obese.

    Think about that for a moment.

    Posted by: AllBeefPatty | Jun 27, 2013 9:04:26 AM


  5. Say goodbye to re-election.

    Posted by: Steve | Jun 27, 2013 9:04:47 AM


  6. And he just lost all the (grudging) respect I had for him after he stood up to his own party. His true colors come out. He doesn't stand for Democracy, but Religious Totalitarianism. Pity...I had hopes for him.

    Posted by: AggieCowboy | Jun 27, 2013 9:05:49 AM


  7. So it bad that the Supreme Court overruled Congress but it is okay for a Governor to overrule a state legislature??? Does he even think before he speaks?

    The stupid, it burns!

    Posted by: MikeBoston | Jun 27, 2013 9:08:36 AM


  8. ^ what mike said. it's amazing that christie can't see the hypocrisy of his statements vs. his actions.

    Posted by: stephen | Jun 27, 2013 9:14:13 AM


  9. We are hearing the same kind of thing in CA... "How can the court overrule the vote of the people?" they ask, with a mix of disbelief & anger.

    In both cases, they conveniently forget that the process leading up to the decisions was long & massive. As much as being struck down, these laws can be seen as unsupportable.

    But don't hold your breath waiting for media to emphasize that point to their interviewees.

    Posted by: Pete N SFO | Jun 27, 2013 9:14:46 AM


  10. The Governor obviously doesn't understand the Court's ruling, if indeed he read it. It has nothing to do with Republicans, Clinton, etc. It has to do with Federal and State law, and their relationship to each other. But who said you had to know anything about government to get elected?

    Posted by: Jack M | Jun 27, 2013 9:15:12 AM


  11. So sad. I really hope he's lost some weight. It's really unhealthy for him.

    Posted by: Joe | Jun 27, 2013 9:16:39 AM


  12. Well, here's another one who believes an illegal law should have remained on the books to appease his personal interest. What happened in DOMA was that the supreme court corrected a law put in place illegally to begin with. They didn't have a choice but to overturn it.

    A politician should definitely know better than to leave a law on the books that's illegal, but they are prone to many illegal activities. That's a sad reality in todays political arena but not a very valid excuse to "play dumb" about whether we should continue something illegally just because uninformed, unaffected people voted for it.

    I noticed his attempt to place Clinton in the line of fire. That's our Republican administration in action. Divide THEN conquer. Place doubt in the Democrat's mind.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Jun 27, 2013 9:16:41 AM


  13. The republican frontrunner is digging his hole deeper. Keep digging!

    Posted by: acorlando | Jun 27, 2013 9:19:48 AM


  14. He was NEVER a moderate. He simply put aside those differences because he knew refusing to cooperate with Obama while his state was underwater to please the base would get him booted in a heartbeat.

    Posted by: Kevin | Jun 27, 2013 9:23:07 AM


  15. Canada got same sex marriage as a result of actions taken by the courts, and eventually the Supreme Court, which made it universal up here. Their reasoning, I seem to recall, was similar to Justice Kennedy's.

    I see no shame in a court turfing misplaced legislation.

    Posted by: James in Toronto | Jun 27, 2013 9:23:55 AM


  16. I wonder how many illegal laws he's keeping on the books in New Jersey to satisfy his personal agenda?

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Jun 27, 2013 9:24:01 AM


  17. He thought the Supreme Court's equality decree was insulting to a Republican legislature that passed a law based on blatant bigotry but thinks his veto of a legislatively passed equality statute was appropriate.
    Disconnect. Republican doublespeak.

    New Jersey should be ashamed to have it's head of state publicly parading his bigotry over civil equality. I hope to see voices raised in denouncement today.

    FYI Christie. Clinton has denounced DOMA for the blatant homophobic discrimination that it was and you knew it. Why wasn't that part included in your statement?

    Posted by: JONES | Jun 27, 2013 9:24:39 AM


  18. Lets Hope Christie goes the way of Tony Soprano!

    Posted by: disgusted american | Jun 27, 2013 9:27:28 AM


  19. So sad. I thought he might be a moderate and someone we could work with. Now we know he is nothing more then a bigot and should be voted out of office and thown in the ductbin of history with the rest of the bigots

    Posted by: Steve | Jun 27, 2013 9:28:49 AM


  20. What a f*cking piece of sh*t. He's so stupid he can't even tell how much food is a proper amount to eat so what would he possibly know about constitutional law.

    Posted by: Not that Rob | Jun 27, 2013 9:30:37 AM


  21. But he's OK with them overturning the section 4 of the Voting Rights act, which was passed unanimously by the very same congress.

    Posted by: kdknyc | Jun 27, 2013 9:32:09 AM


  22. Liar

    Posted by: RMc | Jun 27, 2013 9:35:08 AM


  23. SINCE Clinton SIGNED DOMA, WHAT WILL YOU gays DO IF Hillary IS THE 2016 NOMINEE?

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTONSTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Jun 27, 2013 9:37:20 AM


  24. According to Christie, abolishing slavery demeans our founding fathers.

    Posted by: Joe | Jun 27, 2013 9:37:39 AM


  25. Generally, I never like to make this kind of comment but in this case, it's justified:

    Chris Christie, you are a loud-mouth, know-nothing, porcine, bovine tub-of-lard.

    Sit down and shut up.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jun 27, 2013 9:38:53 AM


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