Earlier this week Facebook co- founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that he will host a fundraiser next month in his Palo Alto home for Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, stating that they “admire [Christie's] leadership on education reform and other issues.”
Today, openly gay Facebook co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The New Republic Chris Hughes, joined ABC News and talked about how he felt about Mark Zuckerberg hosting a fundraiser for Christie..
“I, for one, have a lot of questions about Chris Christie, particularly because less than a year ago he vetoed a marriage equality bill in the New Jersey state legislature. Which for me personally, I got married to my husband last June, [it] was just really personally frustrating. I mean, there are tens of thousands of couples in New Jersey that can’t share their love and be recognized under the law because of that decision. I’m not a single issue voter, and I think most people aren’t either, but for me personally, it would raise serious concerns about supporting someone like him.”
In 2012 despite Legislative passage Christie vetoed a bill that would have made same -sex marriage legal in N.J.. The Republican governor accompanied his veto with a call for lawmakers to appoint an advocate for same-sex couples under the state’s existing civil union law.
Christie defended his VETO of the Bill saying that voters should be the ones who decide (civil rights) and what defines marriage in his state.
Source: Curtis J. Villarosa – ABC News/ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”