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Christie says states should decide whether to allow same-sex marriage

| Thursday, October 9, 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a rally for Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett who is seeking a second term, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa.
TRENTON, N.J. -- Gov. Chris Christie says it shouldn't be up to the Supreme Court to decide whether states allow same-sex marriage. The Republican governor weighed in Thursday on the court's decision this week not to hear appeals from a handful of states, paving the way for a significant expansion across the country.

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Fight or flee? The GOP grapples with same-sex marriage

| Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Mike Huckabee
WASHINGTON -- It took just a few words for the Supreme Court to deal with the question of whether gay marriage is legal. For Republicans thinking about running for the White House in 2016, it won't be that easy. The court's decision Monday to reject appeals from five states that sought to prohibit same-sex marriage reignited a debate inside the GOP...

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Republican governors’ rhetoric softening on same-sex marriage

| Saturday, July 12, 2014
From left: Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.), Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), and Gov.Terry Branstad (R-Iowa).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided America's families and politics for years. While the Republican Party's religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be...

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Christie denounces comment by Perry comparing homosexuality to alcoholism

| Friday, June 13, 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during a visit to San Francisco on Friday, June 13,  2014.
SAN FRANCISCO -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is denouncing comments by fellow Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry comparing homosexuality to alcoholism in which people can choose to change their behavior. Perry said earlier this week that people may feel “compelled to follow a particular lifestyle” but have the ability to decide not to do that.

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Christie vetoes bill allowing new birth certificates for transgender people without surgery

| Monday, January 13, 2014
Chris Christie
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey governor Chris Christie on Monday vetoed a bill that would have allowed transgender citizens to obtain a new birth certificate to reflect their gender identity without surgical requirements.

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N.J. lawmakers end legislative push for same-sex marriage law

| Monday, December 16, 2013
Rich Schultz, APBeth Asaro and Joanne Schailey exchange vows as Mayor David DelVecchio officiates in the first same-sex marriage in Lambertville, N.J. history at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in Lambertville, N.J. Asaro and Schailey hold the distinction of being the first couple to enter into a civil union in the state, when that law took effect in 2007
With same-sex marriage already legal in New Jersey, state lawmakers have stopped their push to codify the details through a bill, saying it is not urgent to address whether religious-affiliated organizations should be exempt.

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Christie defeats Buono, re-elected governor of New Jersey

| Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)
ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- Gov. Chris Christie was re-elected with ease Tuesday, demonstrating the kind of broad, bipartisan appeal that will serve as his opening argument should he seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

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What’s ahead for N.J. Gov. Chris Christie if re-elected?

| Sunday, November 3, 2013
Christie
HARRISON, N.J. -- A second term all but assured, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is casting himself as an inclusive Republican who transcends political lines and a pragmatic leader whose results-oriented approach offers valuable lessons for dysfunctional party leaders in Washington.

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In Va. and N.J., a contrasting tale of two Republican parties

| Thursday, October 24, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), left, and Ken Cuccinelli on Va.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- This fall's races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey offer a revealing window into the fight for the future of the Republican Party.

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BREAKING: N.J. governor Chris Christie drops gay marriage appeal

| Monday, October 21, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)
TRENTON, N.J. -- Gov. Chris Christie dropped his legal challenge to same-sex marriages on Monday, removing the possibility that the vows of couples who began getting married hours earlier could be undone by a court.

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