State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg called on Gov. Chris Christie to drop his planned appeal of a judge’s ruling that gay couples be allowed to marry.
Weinberg was among other Senate Democrats who held a press conference Monday asking that the Supreme Court decide the issue by Oct. 21, when Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson ruled gay couples can legally be married.
"The governor is a trained attorney. He knows there is no way he can win this appeal,” Weinberg said. “There is no logic behind it so he should stop wasting taxpayer money and drop it.”
Christie has said he wants voters to decide if gay marriage should be legal, but many advocates say the civil rights debate should not be left to a public vote.