NJ marriages begin on Monday

The New Jersey Supreme Court has said the state will start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, with the first marriages on Monday, even before the court issues a definitive ruling. Even Senator-elect Corey Booker has said that he will officiate at weddings on Monday. 
 
Same-sex marriages will begin within days in New Jersey after the state’s highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold a lower-court order that gay weddings must start Monday and to deny a delay that was sought by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.
 
“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 court ruled. “The harm to them is real, not abstract or speculative.”
 
Read the whole story at CBS New York.
 

 

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