Christie: I won't OK bill allowing NJ gay marriage

In this photo released by NBC News, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears Saturday, June 25, 2011, during a pre-taped interview in Washington for Sunday's "Meet the Press." (AP Photo/NBC News, William B. Plowman)
June 26, 2011 12:39:33 PM PDT
Gov. Chris Christie says he won't sign a bill allowing gay marriage in New Jersey like Gov. Andrew Cuomo did in neighboring New York.

Christie appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, days after Cuomo signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in New York. Christie told host David Gregory that New Jersey will "continue to pursue civil unions."

The Republican governor also discussed President Barack Obama's plan to pull troops from Afghanistan and his decision to release 30 million barrels of oil from U.S. emergency reserves.

Christie declined to comment on the troop withdrawal, noting that Obama had more knowledge on the situation.

But he expressed concern about the oil release, saying it could be viewed as a political move.


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