NJ Governor Ends Gay Marriage Fight as Couples Wed

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gay rights advocates are welcoming today's decision by New Jersey's governor to end his challenge to same-sex marriages, which began in the state earlier today.

New Jersey became the 14th state to allow gay marriages, three days after the state Supreme Court rejected Gov. Chris Christie's request to delay them.

The decision today by Christie to end the legal challenges removes the possibility that the vows being exchanged by the same-sex couples could be undone by a court.

Christie has said state residents, and not a court or legislators, should decide the issue. But a Christie spokesman says the governor will enforce the law as interpreted by the state Supreme Court.

A foe of gay marriage, Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage, says it's "another example of the courts making law out of thin air." He says Christie "should have continued the lawsuit." And Brown says his own group could look into whether it could continue the legal fight -- but he doubts that the courts would allow anyone to intervene.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 228705841 - kbtx.com/a?a=228705841
Gray Television, Inc.