Gregoire Urges Christie To Support Marriage Equality In Personal Letter | Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire (D) — who signed a same-sex marriage bill on Monday — penned a letter to fellow Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) outlining her evolution towards supporting marriage equality, Bloomberg Weekly’s Terrence Dopp reports. Christie has pledged to veto a measure legalizing marriage for gays and lesbians in New Jersey. “I have been on a personal journey, because while I am governor, I am also Catholic,” the letter, dated Jan. 31, states. “I’ve reached a point where I have found my place.” During a radio interview with Wall Street Journal’s The Daily Wrap with Michael Castner, Gregoire said she has received an outpouring of support from people around the world since coming out for equal marriage rights and also promised to personally talk to Christie about the matter.