Skip to comments.Chris Christie, Springsteen agree to disagree on Gay Marriage(Spingsteen won't sing at Inauguration)
Posted on 12/16/2009 3:22:26 PM PST by Coleus
NEW BRUNSWICK -- Bruce Springsteen doesn't share Chris Christie's views on gay marriage and he won't play at the governor-elect's inauguration, but Christie says there's no hard feelings about the Boss' politics or his State Street freeze out. "Obviously, two bad decisions on his part," Christie joked Monday after a meeting at Rutgers University with the leaders of several New Jersey colleges and universities.
"Bruce and I don't agree on certain things politically -- big shock," the Republican added. "But it doesn't diminish at all my enjoyment of him as an artist and a performer." For the record, Springsteen is unaffiliated with either of the two major parties, according to a state voter-registration database, but he has publicly leaned left and last year endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president. Last week, the singer announced his support for legalizing gay marriage in New Jersey.
"This is where the people of New Jersey obviously have differences of opinion," Christie, who opposes same sex marriage, said Monday. "There are lots of people who feel very strongly about same sex marriage and believe it should be the law of the state, and there are lots of folks like me who believe that it shouldn't. "The fact that Bruce believes that, that's his right," he continued. "But by the same token, it's my right to believe what I want to believe, too."
The incoming governor also noted there's still plenty of debate ahead about gay marriage. Legislation allowing it has passed a Senate committee and awaits a hearing in the Assembly. Gov. Jon Corzine has said he will sign the bill into law -- but for that to happen it must land on his desk before his term expires at noon on Jan. 19.
Springsteen must not have paid attention to the good nuns in his Catholic Elementary School, St. Rose of Lima, in Freehold, NJ. The Catholic Church teaches that marriage is between one man and one woman. He must of been in another world when they were teaching that.
Was Springsteen threatening to sing at the inauguration? Sounds like Christie dodged a bullet.
Bruce should shut up and sing.
Forget about it.
Am I the only child of the 60's & 70's who doesn't enjoy Bruce Springsteen? I've never understood the Springsteen cult.
bruce springstein is such a homobama.
I never understood his “charm” either.
Bruce Springsteen has always sucked. He needs more cowbell.
No, I’ve never understood his cult status either, particularly after checking out the lyrics of his songs. I think it may have something to do with his reportedly putting money back into his community.
1 decent song 30 years ago. Born to Run. 30 years ago.
Sort of the same way Joseph Stalin "leaned left"
Negatory on that. He should just shut up, period. In fact, he should just stFu.
One of the most overrated “musicians” of our time.
Of course, everything else he's released since then sounds like it's stuck in 1985.
You have to be a Vinnie from New Jersey to really adore Bruce Springsteen... The same kind of person who thinks Bon Jovi was a great band.
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