A day after President Barack Obama said he supports marriage equality, Gov. Chris Christie poked fun at the Prez for “evolving.”
“What I’ve said is my position is really clear on it; it’s not going to change,” Christie told audience members at a Town Hall here today at the local National Guard outpost.
“I don’t believe marriage should be between anyone but a man and a woman,” said the governor to hand claps.
He noted that the the state Legislature passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage and he vetoed it.
He wants the issue put to a vote. If the Legislature signals its approval, “I would not object to put it to a vote and be governed by whatever the vote was. But the advocates of same-sex marriage don’t want it. They say a majority wants same sex marriage, well, then, put it to a vote. But they don’t want to put it to a vote. It puzzles me.”
Thirty-two other states have done it that way.
“It’s not like I’m breaking new ground here,” Christie said. “…What I said was I’m happy to let the people decide. Let this be the year; this is the year when the most people vote and let’s see where it falls. The advocates don’t want a vote and say it’s not fair to put civil rights up to a vote. If you think it’s going to pass take a shot. I can’t be any more accommodating than that, unless I change my position or have it evolve.”