Despite the efforts of New Jersey’s Republican Governor, Chris Christie, to block same sex marriages, that state’s Supreme Court ruled against the administration. The ruling means that NJ can start recognizing and performing same sex marriages today.
I’d like to welcome New Jersey to the 21st Century and congratulate the efforts of Garden State Equality and others who worked to make this possible. New Jersey becomes the 14th state (plus Washington D.C.) to legalize same sex marriage. It also means that the entire Northeast region of the United States now recognize gay marriage.