Marriage equality may be a “settled issue” in his state, but that doesn’t mean New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants to see same-sex weddings legalized across the country. At the National Governors Association meeting in Nashville this weekend, Christie reminded a roomful of Republican governors that most “states in the country still ban same-sex marriage, so I don’t think it’s time to stop having the discussion.” More of his ramblings from The Advocate:
I don’t think there’s some referee who stands up and says, ‘OK, now it’s time for you to change your opinion,’ Christie told reporters … “The country will resolve this over a period of time. But do I think it’s resolved? No.
Some of his colleagues took on a more refreshing stance. Iowa and Wisconsin governors Terry Branstad and Scott Walker said that focusing on economic issues would be more productive. Sounds pretty smart to us. To read more about the convention, go here.