Same-Sex Couples in NJ Can Marry on Monday!
Today, the New Jersey Supreme Court denied Gov. Christie's request to delay the start of marriages for same-sex couples in New Jersey. The NJ Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the marriage case, Garden State Equality et. al. v. Dow, et. al., in January 2014, but until a verdict is announced, same-sex couples will be permitted to marry in New Jersey, beginning on Monday, October 21, 2013.
This is a historic moment, and Monday will be a beautiful day in New Jersey – but marriage for gay and lesbian couples is still uncertain. The Court will hear arguments and issue a ruling in the case – but the earliest they will rule is January 2014. The freedom to marry can still be taken away from New Jersey families. The legislature is still the quickest path to secure marriage in the Garden State – and we need our legislators to act so that no one in New Jersey will ever again be denied the freedom to marry the person they love.
Marriage supporters, led by New Jersey United for Marriage, are rallying lawmakers in the state to take action to guarantee the freedom to marry in New Jersey. New Jersey United for Marriage is the campaign working to override Gov. Christie's veto in the legislature. Freedom to Marry is proud to serve as a leading and founding member of NJ United for Marriage. If you live in New Jersey, you can contact your legislator HERE and urge them to take action.