Vote for Barbara Buono, vote for marriage equality and vote against the Republican homophobe
As if another reason was needed, Governor Chris Christie gave LGBT citizens and our allies another huge reason to vote against him in November. The man just doesn't get that the battle for full equality is not just another 'issue' but for many LGBT young people it is about personal survival.
Christie in an effort to sound reasonable about his opposition to LGBT issues sent a horrible and damaging message to parents, children and most importantly to his own children if any of them happen to be gay.
Republican Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that if one of his four children came out as gay, he would “grab them and hug them and tell them I love them.
”He would also tell them “that Dad believes that marriage is between one man and one woman,” he said.
“My children understand that there are going to be differences of opinion in our house and in houses all across this state and across this country,” Christie said. He said he would respect voters if they approved gay marriage, but said the decision does not belong to the courts or the legislature
Every LGBT American can remember that family member who while reassuring us they loved us made sure that we knew that we were 'less than other children' and didn't deserve full equality. We carried that pain around for our lives and it gave us a huge hurtle to overcome as we came to terms with ourselves.
Governor Christie's Democratic opponent has a lesbian daughter and told Christie in the most recent debate that 'my daughter is not a political issue, Governor'. Too bad Christie's own children will never have that kind of support from their dad. The Governor for his own personal power is willing to send a horrible message to all parents, children and potential bullies.
Who know if Christie can be defeated but he deserves as few votes as possible. Just think if you live in New Jersey you can go into the voting booth and vote against a homophobe and cast a vote against the Republican Party that doesn't deserve one single vote after their behavior this month.
Vote for Barbara Buono, vote for marriage equality and vote against the Republican homophobe.
<h/t to Towleroad.com>