The judge has ruled same sex marriages can begin Monday in the state.
“The state has advanced a number of arguments, but none of them overcome this reality: Same-sex couples who cannot marry are not treated equally under the law today. The harm to them is real, not abstract or speculative,” the court said in its decision.
Senate Elect Cory Booker announced Thursday he would begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday, despite the Christie administration’s request for a stay.
Last month, a judge ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Christie administration requested to delay the judge’s decision and asked for an appeal.