New Jersey to allow gay marriage starting Monday

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gay marriageNEW JERSEY (PIX11) – The New Jersey Supreme Court has denied Governor Chris Christie’s request for a stay in the same-sex marriage case, according to the Associated Press.

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.

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  • southerntongue

    We need an across-the-board decision by the Federal Government. Here in TN, they’ve gone as far as to create a new holiday- “Traditional Marriage Day” in which the wording of the bill quotes The Holy Bible. Why does the State feel it has the right to continually define marriage? Exactly what is “Traditional” Marriage in Tennessee seeing as even Interracial Marriage is STILL outlawed by the State Constitution along with Same Sex Marriage? http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2013/08/on-wro

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