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Christie: Obama Is A Coward On Marriage

Igor Volsky reports at Think Progress:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) accused President Obama of “cowardice” and trying to have it “both ways” on marriage equality during a contentious appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday. Christie defended his recent veto of a bill allowing gays and lesbians to marry and reiterated his call to put the question to a popular referendum, arguing, “the Democrats in my state are criticizing me saying my feet are firmly planted on the wrong side of justice. I said yesterday, yeah, my feet are firmly planted right next to President Obama.” “He could have gotten more votes in New Jersey out of Democrats in the legislature — not all of them voted for it –if the President would have taken a stand,” Christie added.
I usually watch local news until 9am, but for some reason I caught this live on MSNBC today. Openly gay reporter Jonathan Capehart and Christie start to tangle at the 5:00 mark. But watch the entire thing.

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