NJ Governor Chris Christie on Gay Marriage: ‘Put it on the Ballot’ — VIDEO


NJ Governor Chris Christie, who last year vetoed a marriage equality bill passed in both houses of the NJ legislature, reiterated his position on same-sex marriage in an interview that aired on CBS' Sunday Morning this morning:

Right now, Christie's fighting for re-election in November. He's ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono by more than 30 points, and has a 66-percent approval rating -- even though polls find most New Jerseyans disapprove of Christie's handling of some key issues, like same-sex marriage.

"You do not believe in same-sex marriage?" Smith asked.

"I do not," Christie said. "But what I will tell you is that I understand that good people of good will have a difference of opinion on this. And so my view on it is, put it on the ballot. Let the people decide."


The interview may have been recorded before a ruling issued Friday by Judge Mary Jacobson declaring that New Jersey's ban on same-sex marriage violates the state's constitution. Jacobson ordered the state to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples by October 21. Christie said he would appeal that ruling.