Chris Christie is opposed to marriage equality. He's not hiding that. But that's not the reason that he's vetoing New Jersey state legislature's decision to allow gay people to marry each other, thus dragging the state kicking and screaming into the awful immoral 21st Century. Oh, heavens to Betsy, no!
He's vetoing marriage equality because he wants to give the give good people of New Jersey's unaffected majority their chance to decide the fate of a historically-subjugated minority…
"I know this is a very emotional issue and a very divisive issue in my state," Christie said in an interview to air on Piers Morgan Tonight Tuesday. "The only way we have to amend our constitution in New Jersey — which is by referendum — let's put it on the ballot and let's let the people decide.
"And if the people in New Jersey, as some of the same sex marriage advocates suggest the polls indicate are in favor of it, then my position would not be the winning position but I'm willing to take that risk because I trust the people of the state," he continued in the interview.
How noble and well-reasoned him. Surely, history will remember his wise and thoughtful decision fondly. The same way it smiles upon Abraham Lincoln's and his famous Emancipation General Election.
If history teaches us one thing, it's that we can always count on the magnanimity of the masses to look out for the interests of the little guy.
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