Chris Christie to nominate openly gay mayor for NJ Supreme Court
Governor Chris Christie continues to earn my respect. Even if he personally is against gay marriage and eventually opposes efforts to legalize it, he has once again made a move that is sure to anger social conservatives by nominating Bruce Harris, the openly-gay mayor of Chatham Borough, to the state Supreme Court. In addition, Christie has also nominated Phil Kwon, who would be the first Asian-American on the state’s high court.
Some might also recall that Christie nominated a Muslim-American, Sohail Mohammed, to the bench last year, drawing cries from some conservatives that he was “supporting Sharia law” or some such nonsense. It does my heart good to see a prominent Republican willing to stand up to the more intolerant segments of the GOP. If only the party as a whole would follow his socially progressive lead.