While New Jersey allows gay couples to form civil unions, marriage should be between a man and a woman, Christie said today on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program.

New York on June 24 became the sixth U.S. state to give gay couples the right to wed. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law after the New York’s Republican-controlled state Senate approved the measure earlier that night in a 33-29 vote. New Jersey’s Senate rejected a gay marriage bill backed by then-Governor Jon Corzine in January 2010.

“In our state, we’re going to continue to pursue civil unions,” said Christie, 48, a first-term Republican. “I am not a fan of same-sex marriage. It’s not something that I support.”

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