Thursday, October 10, 2013

Marriage equality inching closer to reality in New Jersey with judge's ruling

Looks like in spite of objections from Gov. Chris Christie, marriage equality may be coming to New Jersey . . . at least for the time being.

From The Huffington Post:

A New Jersey judge has denied a request from Gov. Chris Christie's administration to delay the start of gay marriage in the state until after a legal appeal is final.

The ruling Thursday from Judge Mary Jacobson moves the state a step closer to start recognizing same-sex nuptials on Oct. 21. That's the day Jacobson had said in a previous ruling that the marriages had to be allowed.

But Christie's administration is expected to appeal the denial to a higher court.

The administration has already asked the state Supreme Court to reverse Jacobson's earlier ruling that the state has to allow gay couples to get married.

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