March 01, 2012


Did Christie Play Smart Politics on Gay Marriage?

Andrew Sullivan looks at the latest polling in New Jersey on same-sex marriage and suggests Gov. Chris Christie (R) may have "played this thing rather shrewdly" by vetoing a gay marriage bill but encouraging it to be decided by referendum instead.

"If marriage equality wins, he can say democracy worked, while touting his veto to the fundamentalist base should he run for president one day (as I hope he does). He could also use the vote to embrace marriage equality himself and tell his own party to get over their increasingly anachronistic obsession with keeping the gays in their second-class place. But I may be letting my hopes overwhelm reality here."










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