New Jersey Makes it 14: Marriage Equality Comes to the Garden State

When the New Jersey Supreme Court announced on  Friday, October 18, 2013, that it was denying the state government’s motion to stay the marriage equality ruling that Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson issued on September 27, it effectively made New Jersey the 14th state (and 15th U.S. jurisdiction, counting the District of Columbia) to embrace marriage equality for its residents and visitors.  Governor Chris Christie, a lawyer and former U.S. Attorney, can read … <Read More>

New Jersey Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Stay in Marriage Ruling; Same-Sex Couples Can Marry on October 21

Refusing the Christie Administration’s request to stay Judge Mary Jacobson’s September 27 ruling that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in New Jersey, the state’s supreme court unanimously ruled on October 18 that Jacobson’s order will go into effect on October 21.  Although the court will hear oral arguments in January on the merits of the case, the opinion by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner strongly signals that the state will most likely lose … <Read More>