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NEW JERSEY: Gov. Christie Nominates Out Gay Man To State Supreme Court

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has nominated an out gay black man to the state Supreme Court. Bruce Harris was just elected as mayor of Chatham, New Jersey in November, prompting the Victory Fund to declare him to be the nation's first out gay black Republican mayor.

Chris Geidner reports at Metro Weekly.
Garden State Equality executive director Steven Goldstein was told the news by Christie himself. "As I told the Governor right then and there, you could have picked me up off the floor," Goldstein said in a statement.[snip]Of today's news, Goldstein noted, "When I met with Governor Christie in 2010 at his request, he told me that though we would differ on some issues like marriage equality, he viewed the LGBT community as an important part of New Jersey, and that he wanted his Administration to have a good working relationship with Garden State Equality. That has been the case every step of the way.
Goldstein told Metro Weekly that he didn't discuss New Jersey's just-introduced marriage equality bill during today's call with Christie.

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