New Jersey gay marriage: Judge says same-sex marriages can start October 21

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The ruling to allow same-sex marriages in New Jersey starting October 21 will most likely be appealed.

The ruling to allow same-sex marriages in New Jersey starting October 21 will most likely be appealed.

Same-sex couples in New Jersey will soon be able to marry.

Judge Mary Jacobson of the Mercer County Superior Court ruled Friday that gay couples can marry in the Garden State starting October 21.

“This unequal treatment requires that New Jersey extend civil marriage to same-sex couples to satisfy equal protection guarantees of the New Jersy Constitution as interpreted by the New Jersey Supreme Court in Lewis,” wrote the judge. “Same-sex couples must be allowed to marry in order to obtain equal protection of the law under the New Jersey Constitution.”

Jacobson said she made her decision in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling onUnited States v. Windsor, but the ruling is likely to be appealed.

Courtesy of Huff Post

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