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07/17/2014

I genuinely agree with Tony Perkins: Chris Christie's marriage stance is toothless

by Jeremy Hooper

Social conservatives are beyond fearful that a pro-marriage Republican like Rob Portman or a moderate who has sometimes been hostile toward their anti-LGBT cause, like Chris Christie, is going to become the GOP nominee in 2016. That's why you're going to see people like Tony Perkins pushing stuff like this:

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But ya know, both Salon and Tony are both right. Chris Christie's marriage stance is, in fact, a mess—and it's not one the bridge-beleaguered bully from the Garden State is going to be able to shout away.

The New Jersey governor vetoed a marriage bill after it passed out of his duly elected state legislature. But then, when the courts later found in favor of equality, Christie accepted the ruling and refused to fight it. Now he's going around the country pretending to be a big "protect marriage" guy, since he knows that this matter is going to come up in the forthcoming 2016 primary. It is the kind of thing that pro-discrimination types like Tony should look to with skepticism, at the very least. And even worse for Christie, he's not going to earn any defense from the people who would typically push back against people like Tony. The strong-arming governor's position on marriage is and will continue to be one that alienates even the strangest of bedfellows!

If Tony and his crowd want to derail Christie's White House bid, I'm not going to stop them. In fact, I'll help.

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