Christie Administration will appeal Gay Marriage decision

Governor Christie’s press office just issued the following statement:

“Governor Christie has always maintained that he would abide by the will of the voters on the issue of marriage equality and called for it to be on the ballot this Election Day.  Since the legislature refused to allow the people to decide expeditiously, we will let the Supreme Court make this constitutional determination.”

Today’s decision requiring the state to officiate same-sex marriages was made by Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson sitting in Mercer County.  In order for the Supreme Court to decide the constitutionality the issue, Jacobson’s ruling will have to be appealed.


Posted: September 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Gay Marriage, marriage, Marriage Equality, NJ Supreme Court | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Christie Administration will appeal Gay Marriage decision”

  1. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Same Sex Marriage Is Legal In New Jersey said at 5:08 pm on September 27th, 2013:

    […] Governor Christie’s press office declined to say, on the phone, if Judge Jacobson’s decision would be appealed. They said a statement might be emailed to the press later today. UPDATE: The Christie administration will appeal Jacobson’s ruling. […]

  2. Don Quixote Was Nuts Too said at 8:44 pm on September 27th, 2013:

    How outrageous that even NJ has to now abide by the law of the land.

  3. Oh, can we please said at 10:12 pm on September 27th, 2013:

    just not waste any more of our money on this for politicians’ sakes? Put it on a referendum, this is Blue Jersey, it passes, we’re done, now go ahead and all get married, and can we PLEASE now focus on the over- regulation, the unending,ridiculous giveaway programs bleeding us to death, and the high costs of trying to get by in NJ?? Enough!