Following last week's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, Chris Christie said that clerks and law officials, even if they disagree, need to uphold the law.

"I want to be clear, I don't agree with the way it was done, but it's been done, and those of us who take an oath have a responsibility to abide by that oath," Christie said, according to

The New Jersey governor is the latest Republican to add his name to the growing list of GOP presidential candidates, and true to his word, has promised a campaign that will "tell it like it is."

Though he said he thought the ruling was "something that should be decided by the people of each state," Christie referred to the oath that he and law officials took, and reminded everyone that regardless of personal beliefs, that oath "doesn't give you an out, you have to do it."

"I think for folks who are in the government world, they kind of have to do their job, whether you agree with the law or you don't."

Christie's backing of the law is a striking difference from some of his presidential rivals, like Ted Cruz, who recently said that states can just ignore the court ruling. South Carolina Senator and GOP candidate Lindsey Graham has said that his party needs to embrace the court's decision and move forward in order to stand a chance in 2016.

Below is the Washington Post video of Christie explaining his position: