New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently vetoed a bill that would have ban underage marriage in his state.
Why did Christie veto that bill? Because a large portion of his voters are Muslims and believe that it is acceptable to marry underage girls to older men.
Christie defended his decision, saying, “An exclusion without exceptions would violate the cultures and traditions of some communities in New Jersey based on religious traditions.”
“I agree that protecting the well-being, dignity, and freedom of minors is vital, but the severe bar this bill creates is not necessary to address the concerns voiced by the bill’s proponents and does not comport with the sensibilities and, in some cases, the religious customs, of the people of this State,” Christie said in his veto message.
Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday conditionally vetoed a bill ( A3091) that would have banned outright all marriages for minors in New Jersey. Instead, the governor proposed putting more restrictions on New Jersey’s current law, which allows 16- and 17-year-olds to obtain marriage licenses with parental consent, and grants them to those under 16 with a family court judge’s permission.
The top sponsor of the measure was Republican Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, who said at a committee hearing last year that she introduced it bill after hearing “compelling” stories of minors forced into marriages for religious reasons. The bill passed the Assembly and Senate with overwhelming support.
This is beyond disturbing. The fact that he would side with Muslims over his own people is shameful and shows that Christie only cares about his political position and not about doing what is right.
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