Bruce Springsteen Backs Gay Marriage In New Jersey

Bruce Springsteen

The Boss supports gay marriage in the Garden State.

New Jersey native son Bruce Springsteen posted a statement on his website Tuesday urging support of a gay marriage bill that will be up for vote in New Jersey’s Senate on Thursday.


Springsteen says he’s “always spoken out for the rights of same-sex couples” and agrees with exiting Jersey Governor Jon Corzine in his declaration that marriage equality is a civil rights issue.

“Like many of you who live in New Jersey, I’ve been following the progress of the marriage-equality legislation currently being considered in Trenton,” the “Dancing In The Dark” legend wrote. “I’ve long believed in and have always spoken out for the rights of same sex couples and fully agree with Governor Corzine when he writes that, ‘The marriage-equality issue should be recognized for what it truly is — a civil rights issue that must be approved to assure that every citizen is treated equally under the law.’ I couldn’t agree more with that statement and urge those who support equal treatment for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters to let their voices be heard now.”

Republican Governor-Elect Chris Christie — an admitted Springsteen fan — has vowed to veto the bill.