While a New Jersey judge has declared that the state must extended marriage rights to same-sex couples, Governor Chris Christie has vowed to appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court and he’s once again trying to put constitutional rights up for a vote.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said in an interview that aired Sunday that he thinks the state should hold a voter referendum on the issue of gay marriage.
Asked in an interview with CBS’ “Sunday Morning” if he believed in same-sex marriage, Christie said he did not.
“But what I will tell you is that I understand that good people of good will have a difference of opinion on this,” he added. “And so my view on it is, put it on the ballot. Let the people decide.”
Anyone who seeks to deny rights to other people that they themselves enjoy are not “good people of good will.” Denying marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples is not good will. Putting their rights up for a vote is not good will. Chris Christie is not displaying good will. These are not good people.
The lower court ruled that denying marriage rights to gay and lesbian is a violation of their right to equal protection under the law. Does Governor Chris Christie believe we should put equal protection under the law up for a vote?
Does Christie believe denying equal protection under the law to certain groups of people is good will?
If we lived in Bizarro World and Chris Christie was denied the right to marry his wife, would he consider putting his rights up for a vote to be the actions of good people with good will?
Attempting to deny rights to others because your religion tells you to does not make you good-willed or a good person. You are a bad person and you should feel bad.