NJ Gov. Christie On Putting Marriage Equality To A Popular Vote: “This Is The Bargain Of Your Life!”
If the majority of the people want [same-sex marriage], prove it. Put it on the ballot, let it be voted on… I’ve called upon every Republican in the state legislature to vote to put it on the ballot. You need three-fifths to put it on the ballot. The Republicans have two-fifths in the legislature. So that means the Democrats only need to come up with one-fifth of the legislature…
We’re making this really easy for them. I have not heard yet from one Republican who wouldn’t vote to put it on the ballot… This is the bargain of your life! I’m giving ’em two-fifths!
And the polls they show me say that if it goes on the ballot, it will lose. How much more magnanimous can I be? What else do you want me to do? Go campaign for it too? [laughter in crowd] Look, I’m doing the best I can here!” [crowd applauds]