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NJ Gov. Wants Emergency Appeal Of Gay Marriage Ruling

Friday Oct 11, 2013
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NJ Gov. Chris Christie
NJ Gov. Chris Christie  (Source:AP Photo)

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is asking a court to consider an emergency appeal in its effort to delay the start of same-sex marriages in the state.

A state judge on Thursday refused to delay her order that New Jersey grant marriage licenses for same-sex couples starting Oct. 21.

The Christie administration has asked an appeals court judge to consider an emergency challenge to that order. Christie wants same-sex marriages put on hold at least until all appeals can be resolved.

Thirteen states allow gay marriages. Most of those states are in the Northeast. New Jersey offers gay couples civil unions. Gay rights groups are pushing lawmakers to override Christie’s veto last year of a law that would have allowed gay marriage.

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  • BlondieSL, 2013-10-11 16:36:15

    "Emergency appeal?" Really? That fuking Christie is one seething hate monger. Someone PLEASE explain to me how the Republicans retain any power at all. We will never really progress until they are just a distant memory I can’t even imagine how far back this country would be pushed if they again won the presidency. :(


  • MNrainbow, 2013-10-12 01:01:59

    He’s positively obsessed with his hatred towards gays! WTF!? Does he have nothing better to focus on??


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