Friday, October 2, 2009

Marriage Equality Brings the Best (and Worst) Out of New Jersey Gubernatorial Candidates

Earlier this week, I reported that New Jersey may be the next state facing a public vote on marriage equality.

That is, if the opposition gets their way.

Supporters hope to have a marriage equality bill passed after November's elections. Incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine, who's running for re-election, is a staunch supporter, and if he loses the race (and right now, he's behind in the polls, though closing the gap), he'll leave office in January. So pro-marriage equality legislators, who have the votes, hope to pass the bill and have him sign it before the end of the year.

Yet Republican lawmakers are pushing for a referendum.

Running against Corzine is Republican Chris Christie. The candidates had a debate last night, and here's a short snippet from Christie:

Compare this to Corzine stumping earlier this year at Pride in Asbury Park, NJ:

Marriage equality is "fundamental" Corzine says. Gee, I bet you can guess who I would support.

Hopefully Corzine will continue to close the gap in the polls and win. And according to the AP's analysis of last night's debate, Christie failed to deliver.

See what you can do to help Gov. Corzine keep his office!

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