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Monday, 14 October 2013 22:09

New Jersey Supreme Court To Hear Marriage Equality Appeal

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New Jersey marriage equality is in the hands of the state Supreme Court. As we suspected it, Governor Chris Christie appealed the decision of Judge Jacobson.

Last month, Judge Mary Jacobson ruled that New Jersey recognizes and allows marriage to same-sex couples starting from October 21st, 2013, following the decision of the US federal government to identify same-sex marriages.

But I had told you that there was good chance that Governor Christie appeals. And well it is exactly what happened.

Christie asked the New Jersey Supreme Court to give a verdict about the law and the Court agreeded to take on the appeal last Friday. And so, oral arguments will be heard in principle in January 2014.

Governor Christie also asked Judge Jacobson to suspend marriage equality while waiting for the decision of the Court, what the Judge refused.
She said that this delay "would simply allow the state to continue to violate the equal protection rights of New Jersey same-sex couples, which can hardly be considered a public interest."

So New Jersey legalized marriage equality, but until when?

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