The state, however, immediately appealed the denial, leaving open the question of whether Judge Mary C. Jacobson's Oct. New Jersey requested the stay and appealed Jacobson's Sept. But Jacobson denied the request "because of the irreparable harm that would be caused to Plaintiffs by the granting of a stay. The ruling is a blow to New Jersey Gov.
New Jersey Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriages - CBS News
Following a state Supreme Court ruling, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and other officials will begin officiating at same-sex weddings Monday. The court rejected Governor Chris Christie's request for a delay. October 19, Beginning at a. New Jersey State Sen.
New Jersey is 14th state to allow gay marriage, as Chris Christie ends appeal
Supreme Court ruling striking down key parts of a law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriage means in states. The civil union law was intended to give same-sex couples the legal benefits of marriage. The hearing brings the spotlight on gay marriage back to New Jersey, where the legal battle over the issue has been waged since — before any state recognized same-sex marriage. Now, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are the only states in the Northeast not among the 13 that nationally recognize it.
Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U. The Act does not have a residency restriction, as some similar laws in other states do. It allows religious organizations to decline to officiate at same-sex wedding ceremonies. In , the New York Court of Appeals ruled that the New York State Constitution does not require same-sex marriage rights and left the question of recognition to the State Legislature. Following the court decision, the New York State Assembly passed same-sex marriage legislation in , , and