Greenwald Applauds President Obama’s Support for Same-Sex Marriage, Calls On Christie to "Stop Obstructing Equality"

(VOORHEES) — Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Wednesday upon President Obama’s announcement on ABC News that he supports the right of same-sex couples to get married:

“I applaud President Obama for announcing he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples. As I said during debate the floor of our historic Assembly vote approving marriage equality, our Constitution means every single one of our citizens has the fundamental right and expectation to be treated equally under the law. That is why I strongly support marriage equality, and that is why I am proud of President Obama’s announcement today.

“In past statements opposing marriage equality, Governor Christie has noted his feet were ‘firmly planted right next to President Obama’ on this issue. Today, that is no longer true.

“The reality is, there is only one person standing in the way of full marriage equality in New Jersey — Governor Christie. It’s time for the Governor to stop punting this issue to a referendum and do what’s right. It’s time for the Governor to stop obstructing equality and support full equality under the law for all New Jersey families.”