New Jersey rules in favor of same-sex marriage

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BY JESS MOOR
dot429

On October 18 the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled in favor of granting same-sex marriage; New Jersey will become the 14th state to recognize same-sex marriage, in addition to the District of Columbia. It has been officially established that the state must begin to grant marriage licenses to gay couples, beginning Monday, October 21—aligning with Judge Mary Jacobsen’s September ruling.

Last month, Judge Jacobsen of State Superior Court in Mercer County ruled that since the United States federal government recognizes same-sex marriage, the state government in New Jersey would be in violation of the constitution by banning gay marriage. Jacobsen stated that by October 21 same-sex marriages should be legalized.

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