New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie New Jersey Governor's Office

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he is not a fan of same-sex marriage and, therefore, will not be emulating New York's legalization of it.

New Jersey allows gay couples to form civil unions, but Christie is firm that marriage should be between a man and a woman, he said on NBC's Meet the Press, Bloomberg News reported.

Last Saturday, New York became the sixth state to give gay couples the right to wed. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law after New York's Republican-controlled state Senate approved the measure by a 33-29 vote earlier in the evening. In January 2010, New Jersey rejected a gay marriage bill backed by then-Governor Jon Corzine.

In our state, we're going to continue to pursue civil unions, Christie said. I am not a fan of same-sex marriage. It's not something I support. I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman. I wouldn't sign a bill like the one that was in New York.