Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Five former NJ Governors support passage of same-sex marriage

Five former governors of New Jersey are on record supporting gay marriage, while sitting Republican Gov. Chris Christie remains opposed.

Democrats Brendan Byrne and James Florio told NBC New York Monday they endorsed efforts in the Legislature to pass it.

"I think the climate is right on a basis of civil rights," said Byrne, the oldest of the former Garden State governors. "I would ask that the Legislature pass it."

Florio told NBC New York, "I have no difficulties with it."

"There are already people living together, as good neighbors and good people and contributing to the economy of this state, and I don't see any reason why they shouldn't be able to continue with the blessing of marriage," Tom Kean said.

Former Govs. Jon Corzine and Jim McGreevey are both on record as supporting gay marriage.

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