Opponent's Daughter Hits Gov. Christie on Marriage Equality

Associated Press
June 25, 2013

The gay daughter of New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono criticized Gov. Chris Christie on Monday for his opposition to same-sex marriage. Tessa Bitterman sent an email to her mother's supporters saying she has a stake in the election because she is a gay American. Buono, a Democrat, supports same-sex marriage. The governor, a Republican, does not. "As governor, he has been a giant roadblock to New Jersey achieving equality for all," she wrote. Christie vetoed a gay marriage bill last year. Democrats have since said they plan to try for an override, but haven't yet done so. They have never been successful at overriding a Christie veto, which would require some Republican support.