Christie: NJ Will Comply with Court’s Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

ChrischristieFollowing the New Jersey Supreme Court's ruling today giving the go-ahead for same-sex marriage to begin on Monday, Governor Chris Christie's press secretary Michael Drewniak released the following statement:

"The Supreme Court has made its determination. While the Governor firmly believes that this determination should be made by all the people of the State of New Jersey, he has instructed the Department of Health to cooperate with all municipalities in effectuating the order of the Superior Court under the applicable law."

Comments

  1. AdamTh says

    It will be interesting to see what impact, if any, this has on the NJ legislature. They still have until mid Jan 14 to override his veto of the marriage bill.

  2. JohnAGJ says

    Not really, Bart. I bet that Christie doesn’t really care one way or the other about this. He may personally oppose SSM but it’s the GOP activists and donors he’s most concerned about. The Court may be doing him a huge favor in that the issue will fade away and he can tell his state GOP that tried but those darn judges stepped in. It’s all win-win for him

  3. Macguffin54 says

    Turd. (I’m from Jersey. I know of where I speak. And he’s disgustingly fat. And, as it happens, so am I, so I can say that.) Not sure why he has any level of support here. I don’t know anyone who can even stand him.

  4. Icebloo says

    This is great news for the gays in New Jersey but it is a get-out for shi#head Christie. Now he doesn’t have to say he introduced gay marriage so his right wing crazies will still vote for him. Too bad he still won’t be thin in 2016 so the US won’t vote for him anyway. Nobody wants a President who is wider than he is tall !

  5. david from edmonton says

    Falling like dominoes. The right wing crazies must be apoplectic, maybe they’ll collectively choke on their tongues. This gives Christie an out with wingnuts. I don’t think he really cares he just doesn’t want himself associated with the decision. He’s made the least effort all along except his veto which could be overturned anyway. Congrats NJ.

  6. Jeffrey Lindahl says

    I am not surprised that he is trying to save face. He did the same thing after Hurricane Sandy saying he has no problem with President Obama. There isa huge pproblem in American politics these days. There is a difference between Republicans at the national level, the state level and the American public who identify as Republican. Believe it or not there are some good Republicans out there but we don’t see or hear from them because they don’t ro stoop to the level of the crazies and become hypocrities and save face so that they will continue to stay in power. And because of the actions Christie and others and the media both democratic leaning an Republican leaning we never hear from the good, sane Republicans or the good, sane Democrats. And on the rare occasions that we do no one believes them and the visious cycle begins again.

  7. says

    He will comply … Like he has a choice.

    Now the charade can end. Christie can pretend to be upset and blame it (ludicrously) on the Court, never mind that he knew his court arguments were idiotic and that the Court was going to rule this way either now or soon. And he can pretend he now has a chance in 2016.

    @Dave from Edmonton: a veto is not an except. It’s a big anti-gay action.

  8. Craig Nelson says

    Interesting to see if he withdraws the appeal against the ruling which,if it takes place, will be a going through the motions as the Court has already substantively sided with the lower ruling. The appeal now serves no purpose whatever and could make him look silly.

  9. L Goethe says

    The Supreme Court made the decision. He´s off the GOP fire with this one. Rather political thinking? He´s not supporting but can do nothing to stop it.

  10. says

    Surely Governor Christie must have played the Activist Judge™ card, right?

    And think of the millions of Christians in New Jersey who now consider themselves to be the victims of an outbreak of equal rights.

  11. mike/ says

    he’s political; he’s catholic; he plays the game well; he now has the monkey off of his back. that’s what he was looking for.

    i agree he probably could care less one way or the other about SSM, but i would bet in other circumstances non-political he would favor it. he’ no dummy….

  12. JT says

    Congratulations to all of us here in NJ, we have won! We are right to bring this civil right to all of the people of New Jersey who will be able to take advantage of it. We can stand proud this is now the law if the land.

    I believe we need to curb our public disdain and criticism for fat people who may not be just like us, like Gov. Christie. We must embrace our diversity including people who are overweight and even obese or morbidly obese. No one who is fat wants to hear it or read about it. It’s really hard to be fat. It’s harder to be fat and gay. Clothes fit us badly, we can’t keep up with current trends for the most part, and socially, we are unpopular with those whose genes seem to give them the physical perception advantage. We need to be more empathetic towards people who do not have the GQ look.
    We may be able to differ with others’ political views or their ethics in public office and such. To keep on knocking people for their looks which they may or may not be able to control is not right. I’m pretty sure Gov. Christie has been losing weight, so he is trying to do something about his obesity. When one is so large, it is harder for folks to notice a loss of 10 or 20 pounds.
    I’m no fan of Christie’s, and certainly not for his actions on this issue, but he is a member of the human race and deserves at least a bit of common decency. After all, isn’t this a bit like bullying? We all can be a solution to our problems if we make an effort to do so.

  13. Dave says

    Yes, Christie was saved from an ugly battle over this. In effect, the court shut down the debate before he got seriously bloodied.

    In the end, he’s not conservative enough for the tea party crazies, so that will kill his nomination.

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