Shout-out to…

Governor Chris  Christie (R-NJ)!

…For deciding not to continue his appeal of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling allowing marriage equality in the Garden State. Governor Christie’s move, most importantly validates the committed and stable relationships of hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans, and sends an important signal to his colleagues in the Republican Party. Thanks to Governor Christie, the anti-LGBT hysteria in his party has taken a significant blow and sent the message that legislating against love is no longer acceptable in the USA. Gov. Christie joins his colleague Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH, an alumnus of my alma mater), Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL, my senator) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) as high-profile Republicans elected to statewide office to express publicly their support for marriage equality.

Gov. Christie has also signed into law the nation’s toughest anti-bullying law, which includes protections for LGBT students. 

My thanks to Rachel and the gang at The Rachel Maddow Show for inspiring and providing material for this post. Thank you for all you do.

 

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~ by Benji on 22 October 2013.

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