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New Jersey Supreme Court approves Marriage Equality

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Gay couples will officially be allowed to marry at 12:01 am on Monday after the New Jersey Supreme Court refused to issue a stay in its ruling that the state’s ban is unconstitutional this afternoon.

Lambda Legal issued a press release a short time ago:

The long wait in New Jersey is finally over – the door is open for love, commitment and equality under the law! This is a huge victory for New Jersey’s same-sex couples and their families.” said Hayley Gorenberg, Deputy Legal Director of Lambda Legal and the organization’s lead attorney on the case. “Beginning October 21st, New Jersey’s same-sex couples will be able to marry and have the critically important rights, benefits, and protections they need for their families. Take out the champagne glasses – wedding bells will soon be ringing in New Jersey!

Today the New Jersey Supreme Court has stood on the side of equality and refused to delay the freedom to marry. We have been fighting an uphill battle for the dignity of marriage for years and we are finally within sight of the summit. However, this is not the time to rest, it is the time to recommit, and it is the time to pull out all the stops. We have to continue to push because we are in the fight of our lives. We will continue to demand that action be taken at the state house. We will not rest until we guarantee the freedom to marry to every New Jerseyan, and we are certain that it can never be taken away,” said Troy Stevenson, Executive Director of Garden State Equality.

Said Michael Drewniak, spokesman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

“The Supreme Court has made its determination. While the governor firmly believes that this determination should be made by all the people of the state of New Jersey, he has instructed the Department of Health to cooperate with all municipalities in effectuating the order of the Superior Court under the applicable law,”

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Rob Manser

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