Same Sex Marriage

Alexander Padilla and Anthony Arenas cut a piece of cake after being married by U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker at City Hall in the early morning hours of October 21, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Drops Appeal On Same-Sex Marriage

In an email Monday morning, the governor’s office said it was withdrawing its appeal because the chief justice on Friday “left no ambiguity” about the court’s view.

10/21/2013

Louise Wolpin and Marsha Shapiro of South Brunswick, N.J. plan to marry at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, the moment gay marriage becomes legal in the state. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

N.J. Gay Couples Line Up For Marriage Licenses

The weddings were planned after the state Supreme Court last week refused to delay a lower court order for the state to begin recognizing same-sex marriages.

10/20/2013

Louise Wolpin and Marsha Shapiro of South Brunswick, N.J. plan to marry at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, the moment gay marriage becomes legal in the state. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Same-Sex Couples Ready To Tie The Knot In New Jersey

Same-sex couples were making plans this weekend to line up for marriage licenses, after the New Jersey State Supreme Court ruled that gay weddings must begin this coming Monday.

10/19/2013

Supporters await the New Jersey Supreme court decision on same-sex marriage in front of the Supreme court building October 25, 2006 in Trenton. (credit: Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

N.J. Supreme Court Allows Gay Marriages To Begin Monday As Appeals Process Continues

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.

10/18/2013

Gov. Chris Christie makes a campaign stop in Belleville after signing ban on gay conversion therapy, Aug. 19, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Christie Administration Asks Judge To Delay Gay Marriage Order

The motion was expected part of the fallout from Friday’s ruling by Judge Mary Jacobson that the state must recognize same-sex marriage starting Oct. 21.

10/01/2013

Gov. Chris Christie

Christie On ‘CBS Sunday Morning:’ ‘What I Am Is A Fighter’

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.”

09/29/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses media speaks at a news conference in Sayreville on July 8, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Christie Expected To Fight Ruling Allowing For Same-Sex Marriage In N.J.

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.

09/28/2013

Marriage equality supporters rally on March 24, 2013 in New York City. (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

N.J. Judge: Same-Sex Couples Must Be Allowed To Marry

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.

09/27/2013

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New Jersey Democrats Plan To Take Up Same-Sex Marriage After Election

Same-sex couples hoping to wed in New Jersey will have to wait a little bit longer.

09/23/2013

N.J. gay marriage proponents speak outside court after hearing, August 15, 2013. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

N.J. Judge Hears Arguments About Same-Sex Marriage In Garden State

New Jersey now allows only civil unions for same-sex couples.

08/15/2013

Marriage equality supporters take part in a march and rally ahead of US Supreme Court arguments on legalizing same-sex marriage in New York on March 24, 2013. (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ Legal Hearing To Test Federal Gay Marriage Ruling

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.

08/11/2013

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NYC-Based Group Calls For Boycott Of Sci-Fi Movie Over Author’s Gay Rights Views

A New York group has launched a boycott of the upcoming science fiction move “Ender’s Game,” over the author who wrote the novel on which it is based and his opposition to gay rights.

07/09/2013

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Democrats To Christie: Let GOP Lawmakers Vote On Gay Marriage Bill

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.

07/02/2013

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga Takes The Lead At TriBeCa Pride Rally

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.

06/29/2013

Bert And Ernie New Yorker Cover

Viral New Yorker Cover Features Bert And Ernie Celebrating DOMA Ruling

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.

06/29/2013

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