Christie Goes to Court to Stop Same-Sex Marriage

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_88110e7803.jpgAndrew Burton/Getty Images (TRENTON, N.J.) -- Same-sex marriage won't be coming to New Jersey if Republican Gov. Chris Christie has anything to say about it. After a judge ruled last week that New Jersey must grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples, Christie made his appeal on Monday to the state's Supreme Court to halt the order. In a letter, New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman said the lower court decision has "far-reaching implications."

New Jersey's Legislature had previously approved same-sex marriage, which Christie vetoed.  The governor has said that it's up to New Jersey voters to decide the issue. Christie publicly opposes gay and lesbian nuptials, a stance that pundits say he's taking to appeal to the GOP's conservative base in order to possibly run for the White House in 2016.

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