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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Is No Longer Going To Challenge The Legality Of Gay Marriages In His State

Submitted by on October 21, 2013 – 12:48 pmNo Comment

If you’re a gay couple living in New Jersey and you are rushing to the altar right now in order to get married, then we’ve got some good news for you: You can slow down, plan your wedding a little bit better, and get married on your terms. On Friday, the state Supreme Court announced that it would not delay the start of gay marriages in the state of New Jersey after a lower court ruled that the state must recognize them beginning today. They made that announcement because N.J. Governor Chris Christie had appealed the lower court’s ruling in order to try to make gay marriage illegal in the state. And that left many couples with a small window of time to get married at the end of 2013 before the Supreme Court heard the state’s appeal. But now, Governor Christie has dropped the appeal, meaning that gay marriages will now be recognized in the state. He still doesn’t agree with gay marriage, but he didn’t see much hope for his appeal.

So what does this mean for gay couples in New Jersey? Well, for starters, it means that they can start getting married in the state right now. But it also means that gay couples don’t have to rush through the process of getting married immediately in order to make sure that the state recognizes their marriage. Rather, they can do some planning and put together the wedding that they want, not the wedding that they have to settle for because of the state’s appeal. It’s a big win for gay couples in the state of New Jersey.

That doesn’t mean that gay couples are going to put off getting married, though. Many gay couples in New Jersey have been together for years, even decades, so they’re running out now to make their relationships legal by getting married in the state. There are still plenty of people protesting against them. But after a long, hard battle, they are finally able to get married.

Where do you stand on this issue? Do you think that Governor Christie should have continued to appeal a lower court’s ruling on same-sex marriages? Or are you happy to see gay marriage finally recognized in New Jersey?

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