Chris Christie On DOMA Ruling: “Bad Decision”

Chris Christie, that noted vetoer of same-sex marriage bills, had this to say yesterday about the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act: “It’s just another example of judicial supremacy rather than having the government run by the people we actually vote for. I thought it was a bad decision.”

This, just days after the daughter of Christie’s gubernatorial challenger Barbara Buono, who is gay, called the man out for his record on gay rights. Expect Buono to use DOMA, and Christie’s denouncement of it, as a wedge issue for her flagging campaign. [Star-Leger]

  • Mark Cofta

    I love how the term “judicial supremacy” is shorthand for “they decided something that I don’t like and I’m mad about it.”

    The government “run by the people we actually vote for” turns every issue into partisan bitch-slapping; at least The Supremes claim a higher, more thoughtful standard. The government “run by the people we actually vote for” is wholly owned by big corporations and Wall Street — it’s government by, of, and for millionaires. That Christie would want to trust them with any issue, let alone basic human rights, shows that he’s bought and paid for too.

    The supporters of DOMA lost nothing yesterday except their outlet for hatred. They continue to enjoy all the benefits of marriage. They’re like schoolchildren pouting in gym class because the coach said they have to include the geeky kids in their games. Poor babies!