Monday October 21st marks the first day that the state of New Jersey can issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Hours after midnight when couples filed in all over the state to wed, Governor Christie announced that he has dropped appeal of the court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage.
Beginning at 12:01 AM, couples all over New Jersey celebrated the historic day when same-sex couples received the freedom to marry! Our team was in Newark, where Mayor Cory Booker officiated marriages for nine amazing couples at Newark's City Hall. The atmosphere was full of excitement, as supporters, press, and family and friends of the couples gathered in the rotunda of City Hall to watch history in the making.
Just now, the New Jersey Supreme Court has denied the request of a stay on the issuing of same-sex marriage licenses. Starting Monday, October 21st, same-sex couples will be able to apply for marriage licenses in the state of New Jersey.