Tags: Christie | gay | marriage | new | jersey

Christie Says NJ Legislature Gay Marriage Vote ‘Good Theater’

Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 03:50 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said the Democratic-controlled Legislature’s push to pass a gay-marriage bill is “good theater,” and he renewed his pledge to veto the measure.

Christie, a first-term Republican, said he doesn’t anticipate there will be enough votes to override his veto.

Christie, speaking to reporters today in Trenton, renewed his pledge to veto the gay-marriage bill, a day after it passed the Senate, 24-16. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, a gay Democrat from Trenton who is sponsoring the bill in the lower house, said he expects it to be approved on Thursday.

Regarding the potential veto override, Democrats control the Senate, 24-16, and the Assembly, 48-32. They would need a two-thirds majority, or 27 members in the Senate and 54 in the Assembly, to override a veto.

“They won’t get enough votes to override it, they know that and I know that, and yesterday was a good bunch of theater, but that was all it was,” Christie said. “They know it’s not going to happen.”

Christie has said voters should decide the issue in a referendum and that he would abide by the results, even though he personally opposes the practice. Democrats have called gay marriage a civil right that shouldn’t be subjected to a popular vote.

-

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Tea Party Anger May Cost Sen. Pat Roberts His Re-Election

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 21:16 PM

Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election reportedly could be in grave danger if tea party supporters decide Wednesday to sit out th . . .

Paul Ryan on Presidency: If Romney Runs in 2016, I Won't

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 20:52 PM

Rep. Paul Ryan says he won't join the 2016 presidential race if Mitt Romney decides to run. The Wisconsin Republican rev . . .

Kassebaum Baker: Voters Have Lost Confidence in Sen. Pat Roberts

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 19:50 PM

Former veteran Kansas Republican Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker refused to film a campaign television ad for GOP incumbent S . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved