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Chris Christie Leaves NJ to Fundraise for GOP Homophobe

New Jersey LGBT rights activists are not happy that Governor Chris Christie has gone to fundraise for Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, the Star-Ledger reports:

FallinGarden State Equality tonight slammed Christie for supporting Fallin's re-election bid, despite her efforts to block spousal benefits at state-owned facilities of the Oklahoma National Guard. Christie opposes same-sex marriage, but is more moderate on the issue. His administration dropped its appeal to a state court ruling effectively legalizing gay marriage in New Jersey.

“As a native Oklahoman, I find Governor Fallin’s anti-LGBT stand reprehensible. Ending service to all rather than offering service to a minority is not equality, it is discrimination of the highest order," said Troy Stevenson, executive director of Garden State Equality. "While Governor Christie has never been a proponent of the freedom to marry, he has always claimed to support equal protections for all. In a time when LGBT rights are quickly becoming a non-partisan issue, it is tragic that Governor Fallin has chosen time and time again to marginalize LGBT Oklahomans."

You may recall that Fallin last month decided to deny spousal benefits to all miliitary couples rather than serve gays.

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  1. Well at least we know where America's favorite bovine blowhard really stands on LGBT issues.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Dec 5, 2013 12:04:28 PM

  2. It would be interesting to see who really pays for this junket of hate: Fallin, (very doubtful) Christie, (also very doubtful) Republicans, (maybe but not if they can stick the bill to someone else), or the New Jersey taxpayers, a majority of whom support same sex marriage which is MOST LIKELY . . .

    Posted by: Mike | Dec 5, 2013 12:30:02 PM

  3. so much for him doing the job he was elected to do

    Posted by: Ted | Dec 5, 2013 12:47:02 PM

  4. Who ever thought Christie was any different that someone like Mick Huckabee or Santorum really ? He shakes Obamas hand in one photo and suddenly he's a moderate ? Wake up people......

    Posted by: mike | Dec 5, 2013 2:25:13 PM

  5. People, are we really surprised? After the NJ Senate and Assembly passed a bill allowing same-sex marriage he vetoed it! Chris Christie does not care about gays and he does not care about New Jersey. All he cares about is Chris Christie and his every move is calculated in his eyes to assure that he will get the Republican nomination for President in 2016.

    Posted by: Bill | Dec 5, 2013 2:53:11 PM

  6. With their eye on the White House politicians of every stripe will do and say just about anything that they believe will help them achieve that Oval Office.

    Posted by: andrew | Dec 5, 2013 6:09:43 PM

  7. Oh, for God's sake. He's chairman of the Republican Governor's Association (which gives him the opportunity to start campaigning all over the country.) He will be raising money for GOP candidates of all stripes all over the country. Quit clutching your pearls and retreat from the fainting couches.

    Posted by: LincolnLounger | Dec 5, 2013 6:49:04 PM

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