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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Gov. Christie Appealing Gay Marriage Decision


As I have previously discussed, New Jersey Judge Mary C. Jacobson recently ruled that New Jersey must allow gay couples to wed beginning October 21.  Now, Governor Chris Christie’s administration has announced plans to appeal the decision to a higher court.

The New Jersey Legislature passed a law allowing gay marriage last year, but Christie vetoed it, saying the issue should be up to a popular vote.  A spokesman for Governor Christie said, “Since the Legislature refused to allow the people to decide expeditiously, we will let the Supreme Court make this constitutional determination.”

See Geoff Mulvihill, NJ Legal Battle Over Gay Marriage Will Continue, Associated Press, Sept. 27, 2013.


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