New Jersey Marriage Case Moves Swiftly to State Supreme Court

After Mercer County Superior Court Judge Jacobson issued her decision on September 27 holding that same-sex couples have a state constitutional right to marry in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie reiterated his opposition to having this issue decided by the courts and announced that the state would ask the NJ Supreme Court to take up the case up directly on appeal, by-passing the NJ Appellate Division of the Superior Court.  At the same time, the … <Read More>

New Jersey Superior Court Denies Motion to Stay Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson has denied a motion by the New Jersey government to stay her decision ordering that the state begin granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples by October 21.   In a decision issued today (October 10), Jacobson found that none of the factors considered by courts in deciding such motions were met, and that the public interest would be served by allowing her decision to go into effect.  The … <Read More>