NJ Gov. Chris Christie Appeals Same-Sex Marriage Ruling To NJ Supreme Court
The Associated Press reports:
The administration of the New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie asked the top state court Monday to take an appeal of a ruling ordering the state to allow gay marriage.
Citing “far-reaching implications,” Acting Attorney General John Hoffman made the request in a letter to the state Supreme Court, which usually does not weigh in on cases until after an appeals court has made a ruling on them.
Hoffman said he is also asking the judge who issued the decision Friday to grant a stay, delaying the implementation date from Oct. 21 until the matter can be settled.
New Jersey Democrats have asked the Supreme Court to decide swiftly so that New Jersey same-sex couples will know whether they'll be able to marry on the planned Oct. 21 date where, as of now, same-sex marriages are scheduled to begin in the state.
New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney says, “By Oct. 21st, people should know, yes or no."
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