Chris Christie on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Oct 03, 2011

Summary

Governor Christie believes in the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. During the 2009 gubernatorial debate, Chris Christie stated that he did not support gay marriage and would not sign legislation authorizing it if he was elected Governor.

In a 2011 Meet the Press appearance, Governor Christie stated that he would not support gay marriage and that he believed that marriage should be between one man and one woman. He stated that he would not sign legislation authorizing marriage. He noted that the state was moving towards civil unions but did not expressly support civil unions.

While appearing on Piers Morgan, Governor Christie stated that marriage was special and unique in society. He stated that civil unions can help to give the same type of legal rights to same sex couples that marriage gives them.

 

Gubernatorial Debate

In October of 2009, Governor Christie participated in the Gubernatorial debate for New Jersey. He stated that he did not support gay marriage and as Governor would not sign legislation authorizing gay marriage if it came to his desk.

 

Meet the Press Interview

In June of 2011, Governor Christie appeared on Meet the Press and was asked about gay marriage. He stated that he did not personally believe in gay marriage and that he would not sign legislation like the gay marriage law that passed in New York.

 

Piers Morgan Interview

In June of 2011, Governor Christie appeared on the Piers Morgan show and was asked about gay marriage. He notes his views that marriage is between one man and one woman.

References

[1] Website: MSNBC Article: Meet the Press transcript for June 26, 2011 Author: NA Accessed on: 10/03/2011

[2] Website: CNN Article: PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT Author: NA Accessed on: 10/03/2011

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