Monday, October 21, 2013
The Garden State becomes the 14th state to recognize same-sex marriage!
Newark Mayor and U.S. Sen.-elect Cory Booker led the ceremony for seven gay couples, telling the audience, “This is very beautiful.”
Gay couples married throughout the state went ahead after the New Jersey Supreme Court on Friday denied Gov. Chris Christie’s request to delay the date when a lower court mandated gay marriage be legalized.
Faced with defeat, Gov. Chris Christie New Jersey Gov. ordered his administration to withdraw an appeal of a state Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriages:
“Although the Governor strongly disagrees with the Court substituting its judgment for the constitutional process of the elected branches or a vote of the people, the Court has now spoken clearly as to their view of the New Jersey Constitution and, therefore, same-sex marriage is the law. The Governor will do his constitutional duty and ensure his Administration enforces the law as dictated by the New Jersey Supreme Court.”