Chris Christie Vetoes New Jersey Gay Marriage Bill

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. Christie said Medicaid costs will be the largest challenge in the state's next budget, which he will propose in less than a month. Photographer: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has kept his promise of "very swift action" by rejecting a law legalizing same-sex marriage one day after it passed the State Assembly in a 41-33 vote. On Monday the bill passed the State Senate 24-16, but Christie has said repeatedly that he would not sign the measure into law, preferring it be put to a popular vote instead, thereby preventing liberal tolerance from haunting him in future elections. Democratic lawmakers in each chamber have until January 2014 to recruit the Republicans needed for a two-thirds majority in each chamber that would override Christie's veto. New York's superiority complex persists.