WA Gov. Chris Gregoire Reaches Out To Chris Christie About Marriage Equality

This afternoon, the Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act is expected to easily pass through the New Jersey state House. It passed the state Senate on Monday, 24-16.

Governor Christie has vowed to “take swift action” and veto the bill, calling lawmakers’ pro-gay movements “a good bunch of theater” in a press conference Tuesday. Christie believes the legislature cannot come up with a 27-vote veto-proof majority.

Pressure is intensifying on Christie to reconsider, especially given the momentum gaining on the issue in states like Washington, which just passed a gay-marriage bill. WA Gov. Chris Gregoire sent Christie the following letter, but tells Think Progress she’s received no response.

Click through to see Gov. Gregoire’s letter to Gov. Christie: