Governor Christie’s press office just issued the following statement:
“Governor Christie has always maintained that he would abide by the will of the voters on the issue of marriage equality and called for it to be on the ballot this Election Day. Since the legislature refused to allow the people to decide expeditiously, we will let the Supreme Court make this constitutional determination.”
Today’s decision requiring the state to officiate same-sex marriages was made by Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson sitting in Mercer County. In order for the Supreme Court to decide the constitutionality the issue, Jacobson’s ruling will have to be appealed.
Posted: September 27th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Gay Marriage, marriage, Marriage Equality, NJ Supreme Court | Tags: Gay Marriage, NJ Judiciary, NJ Supreme Court, Same Sex Marriage | 3 Comments »