You’re Now Free To Get Gay Married
NEWARK, NJ – Same sex couples began getting married just after midnight in New Jersey on Monday. Senator-elect Cory Booker performed several ceremonies to mark the occasion. Governor Chris Christie reportedly dropped his appeal to the Supreme Court over the decision, hours after couples began getting married.
“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,” Mr. Christie’s administration said. “The governor will do his constitutional duty and ensure his administration enforces the law as dictated by the New Jersey Supreme Court.”
“It is extremely disappointing that the New Jersey Supreme Court has allowed the ruling of an activist judge to stand pending its appeal through the court system,” said President of the National Organization for Marriage Brian Brown. “All in all, today’s ruling is another sad chapter in watching our courts usurp the rights of voters to determine issues like this for themselves.”
Gay marriage is now legal in 14 states as well as the District of Columbia. The state of Oregon may be next. An initiative there just received a $250,000 donation to help place the issue on the 2014 ballot.