“Gov. Chris Christie announced today that he was dropping the fight against same-sex marriage in New Jersey by withdrawing his appeal of a major case that was being heard by the state Supreme Court,” The Star-Ledger writes.
Christie’s office has released a copy if its court filing, in which it officially withdraws its appeal.
So it would seem that same-sex marriages, which began early Monday in the state thanks to a court ruling issued Friday, will continue.
Colin Reed, a spokesman for the Republican governor, tells the Star-Ledger that “although the governor strongly disagrees with the court substituting its judgment for the constitutional process of the elected branches or a vote of the people, the court has now spoken clearly as to their view of the New Jersey Constitution and, therefore, same-sex marriage is the law. The governor will do his constitutional duty and ensure his administration enforces the law as dictated by the New Jersey Supreme Court.”
Minutes after midnight, as Sunday turned into Monday, gay couples in towns and cities across New Jersey said their “I do’s” as the state became the 14th to allow same-sex marriages.
While this may seem like a bold move from a bold man, many see the political ties this has in store for Christie, espcially when it comes time for him to run for President. Read the Politico’s piece about how their might be some genius in this crazy move.