Following Friday’s controversial ruling from a Mercer County Superior Court judge permitting the performance of gay marriages in New Jersey, U.S. Senate Candidate Steve Lonegan is taking issue with how it’s going down:
“The issue here is not gay marriage. The issue is an activist judge who is legislating from the bench, using her judicial power to advance her own agenda.
Whether one supports gay marriage or not, this decision must be made by the state legislature and the people of New Jersey, not an activist judge.
As a U.S. Senator, I will only confirm judges that will uphold the Constitution, not twist it like a mere piece of wax to advance their own agenda.”
Chris Christie’s administration plans to appeal the ruling; the Governor has repeatedly expressed his preference for a ballot initiative after vetoing a gay marriage law passed by the state legislature.