Saying that each state "should have the ability to decide on their own," New Jersey governor and likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie said earlier today that the issue of gay marriage should not be 'imposed' from the Supreme Court.
“We’ve resolved that issue in New Jersey through the courts,” he said. “We are now moving forward as an administration in terms of enforcing the law as the court has interpreted it and each state should their opportunity to be able to make that decision through their process.”
However, Christie said gay marriage shouldn’t be decided by the nation’s high court.
“I do not believe that this is something that should be imposed from the United States Supreme Court down to the states,” he said.
Christie, who has always been opposed to same-sex marriage, added that he's enforced his own state's high cout ruling last year permitting gay marriage "vigorously" and "made sure that it was enforced fairly and directly in this state."
Back in July, Christie reiterated his belief that Republicans shouldn't give up their opposition to gay marriage just yet.
Perhaps once 2016 comes around though?