02/11/2012 11:01 am ET

Chris Gregoire Pledges To Contact Chris Christie Over Gay Marriage Legislation

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire (D) pledged to make an appeal to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) over same-sex marriage legislation.

Gregoire, who is expected to sign a recently passed gay marriage bill on Monday, said she's been touched by the response she's received over her support of same-sex marriage. During a radio interview with the Wall Street Journal program The Daily Wrap, Gregoire said she "would feel very comfortable" sharing her experience as a same-sex marriage proponent with Christie.

"I respect him as a fellow governor," Gregoire said. "I would feel very comfortable sharing with him my personal journey, the overwhelming response that I've received and how good I feel about myself today."

Gregoire recently criticized Christie for proposing a ballot question to let voters decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage in New Jersey. Gregoire publicly supported marriage equality herself in early January, saying "it is time, it is the right thing to do."

"I have not felt good about this issue and about where I stood for a number of years," Gregoire said.