The ruling Thursday from Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson moves the state a step closer to start recognizing same-sex nuptials on Oct. 21.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration on Monday made its final case for why a judge should put a hold on a ruling that would mandate gay marriage rights in the state effective Oct. 21.
A judge ruled Friday that the state must allow gay couples to wed starting Oct. 21. But Gov. Chris Christie plans to appeal the ruling.
In a wide-ranging interview on “CBS Sunday Morning,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie characterized himself as a “fighter,” who is “willing to mix it up to defend his or her point of view.”
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signaled that he will fight a ruling that ordered the State of New Jersey to begin granting same-sex marriage licenses.
In a summary judgment issued Friday, Judge Mary Jacobson says now that the federal government recognizes gay marriages, not doing so in New Jersey would violate the state constitution.
Same-sex couples hoping to wed in New Jersey will have to wait a little bit longer.
New Jersey now allows only civil unions for same-sex couples.
The hearing brings the spotlight on gay marriage back to New Jersey, where the legal battle over the issue has been waged since 2002 – before any state recognized same-sex marriage.
Legal papers are due Friday in a lawsuit filed by gay couples and their children who say New Jersey’s civil unions fall short of a court mandate that gay couples be treated the same as married couples.
Democratic lawmakers in New Jersey stepped up their push to legalize same-sex marriage Tuesday, urging Gov. Chris Christie to allow GOP legislators to vote for the bill.
Throngs of marchers hoisting signs and rainbow flags made their way down Fifth Avenue, West 8th Street and Christopher Street Sunday for New York City’s Gay Pride March.
Lady Gaga urged her fans in the gay community to emerge as more than a niche, and it appeared as though they were following the singer’s lead.
While the Sesame Workshop has maintained for many years that Bert and Ernie are just platonic friends, the “Sesame Street” characters appear clearly as a romantic couple on the cover of an upcoming New Yorker issue.
On the steps of the steps of the Statehouse in Trenton, Garden State Equality’s Troy Stevenson said Thursday that the time is now for gay marriage in New Jersey.