|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|CONTACT: PRESS SECRETARY
|(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans call upon New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to sign the civil marriage bill passed by the state legislature with bipartisan support.
“New Jersey’s elected lawmakers have engaged in a long and respectful debate, and with bipartisan support have voted in favor of the freedom to marry. Log Cabin Republicans now call upon Governor Chris Christie to ensure liberty for all New Jersey residents by allowing that bill to become law,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. “Despite the governor’s promised veto, New Jersey Republican lawmakers like Senators Jennifer Beck and Diane Allen voted for the freedom to marry, representing the best conservative values. New Jersey has debated this issue long enough, and with the real and pressing challenges facing our nation there is no need to subject the Garden State to a divisive and costly ballot measure. The legislature has done its job in Trenton. Governor Christie, be the leader Republicans know you to be. Choose to be on the right side of history. Please sign this bill.”
Log Cabin Republicans is the only Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and their allies. The more than 30-year old organization has state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time office in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee and state political action committees.