Buono Statement on Christie Dropping Marriage Equality Appeal
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 21, 2013, 06:10 PM EDT
Today, Governor Christie dropped his court appeal of the ruling allowing marriage equality to proceed starting today in New Jersey. Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Barbara Buono issued the following statement:
"At long last, our gay brothers and sisters will now be afforded the same rights as all New Jerseyans. Despite Governor Christie's efforts to block the rights of gays and lesbians at every turn, it took a determined effort by brave individuals and a unanimous decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court to force the Governor to drop his appeal. I am thrilled the court ended his ability to enforce his bigoted views that are contrary to the values of our state.
"I applaud all who have worked tirelessly for this day and promise to continue fighting to ensure that all are treated with respect and dignity.
"Congratulations to all the loving couples getting married as equality has finally come to New Jersey."