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N.J. becomes #14 – State Supreme Court says gay weddings can begin Monday

'Same-sex couples who cannot marry are not treated equally under the law today. The harm to them is real, not abstract or speculative.'
Friday, October 18, 2013

Updated: 7:00 p.m. EDT

TRENTON, N.J. — Same-sex marriages can begin within days in New Jersey after the state’s highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold an order that they must start Monday and to deny a delay that had been sought by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.

The ruling puts New Jersey on the cusp of becoming the 14th state – and the third most populous among them – to allow same-sex marriage. The advocacy group Freedom to Marry said that as of Monday, one-third of Americans will live in a place where same-sex marriage is legal.

New-Jersey“The state has advanced a number of arguments, but none of them overcome this reality: Same-sex couples who cannot marry are not treated equally under the law today,” the court said in an opinion by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner. “The harm to them is real, not abstract or speculative.”

A judge on a lower court had ruled last month that New Jersey must recognize same-sex marriage and set Monday as the date to allow weddings. Christie, a Republican who is considered a possible 2016 presidential candidate, appealed the decision and asked for the start date to be put on hold while the state appeals.

A spokesman for Christie said that he will comply with the ruling, though he doesn’t like it.

“While the governor firmly believes that this determination should be made by all the people of the State of New Jersey, he has instructed the Department of Health to cooperate with all municipalities in effectuating the order,” spokesman Michael Drewniak said in a statement.

Same-sex marriage is being debated elsewhere. Oregon has begun recognizing same-sex weddings performed out of state, and it is likely that voters will get a chance next year to repeal the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage. The Hawaii Legislature also soon could take up a bill to legalize same-sex unions, while a similar measure has passed the Illinois Senate but not the House. Lawsuits challenging gay marriage bans also are p ending in several states, including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

New Jersey’s top court agreed last week to take up the appeal of the lower-court ruling. Oral arguments are expected Jan. 6 or 7.

In Friday’s opinion, Rabner wrote that the state has not shown that it is likely to prevail in the case, though it did present some reasons not to marriage to move forward now.

“But when a party presents a clear case of unequal treatment, and asks the court to vindicate constitutionally protected rights, a court may not sidestep its obligation to rule for an indefinite amount of time,” he wrote. “Under these circumstances, courts do not have the option to defer.”

Rabner also rejected the state’s argument that it was in the public interest not to allow marriages until the court has had more time to rule fully on the issue.

“We can find no public interest in depriving a group of New Jersey residents of their constitutional right to equal protection while the appeals process unfolds,” he wrote.

For those opposed to gay marriage, denying the request to delay was troubling.

“In what universe does it make sense to let the question at hand be answered before it’s asked or argued?” Len Deo, president of the New Jersey Family Policy Council, said in a letter Friday to members.

On Thursday, some communities started accepting applications for marriage licenses from same-sex couples so that they would pass the 72-hour waiting period by 12:01 a.m. Monday.

Several communities, including Asbury Park, Lambertville and Newark – where Cory Booker, who was elected Wednesday to the U.S. Senate, is mayor – are holding ceremonies for multiple couples then.

“It’s a great day to be gay in New Jersey,” said Amy Quinn, a member of the city council in Asbury Park who is planning to marry Heather Jensen, her partner of 10 years, on Monday.

The court did not address the question of what would happen to the status of same-sex marriages entered into next week if it later decides that the state does not have to grant the marriages.

Whether gay couples should have the right to marry in New Jersey has been the subject of a battle in the state’s courts and Legislature for a decade. There has been a flurry of movements in both venues since June, when the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated key parts of a federal law that prevented the federal government from recognizing same-sex unions.

Since then, gay rights advocates have asked New Jersey judges to force the state to recognize same-sex marriage, arguing that the current policy of civil unions but not marriage licenses amounts to denying them federal protections such as Social Security survivor benefits and the right to file tax returns jointly.

Since July, gay rights groups have also engaged in an intense campaign aimed at persuading lawmakers to override Christie’s 2012 veto of a bill that would have allowed gay marriage. To get an override, the Legislature must act by Jan. 14.

Sheila Oliver, speaker of the state Assembly, issued a statement blaming Christie for not having gay marriage sooner in New Jersey.

“It’s a shame it took this long to get to this point and that it took a court fight for same-sex couples to gain equal rights,” she said. “New Jersey could have had marriage equality already if it wasn’t for Gov. Christie, who has done everything he could to prevent this from happening, including wasting money and time continuing this court battle.”

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  1. Take that Governor!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:39pm
  2. Woooooohoooooooo!!!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:40pm
  3. Time for gay registery!!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:41pm
  4. And the barriers come down like dominoes! :-)

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:42pm
  5. YEAH. Way to go NJ

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:42pm
  6. now if Florida and Pennsylvania will allow same sex marriage

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:43pm
  7. Awesome!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:43pm
  8. Yea!!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:45pm
  9. Yippee!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:45pm
  10. Congrats Guy’s!!..

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:47pm
  11. Awesome

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:47pm
  12. Gov Christy…have you learned NOTHING from the US Supreme Court?

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:48pm
  13. Biggest challenges…Texas..Mi..Florida

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:49pm
  14. Eat that fatness

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:49pm
  15. :)

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:50pm
  16. Hooray for New Jersey

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:52pm
  17. Yay I now have s choice of where I can get married at with my girlfriend

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:52pm
  18. Hell yeah!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:52pm
  19. Christie can shove it up his ass now!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:52pm
  20. We need a new governor and judge here in pa to change our laws

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:53pm
  21. and in Florida we need a new governor Rick Scott wont do a damn thing

    Replied on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:02pm
  22. I think the Supreme Court needs to knock the rest of DOMA down and marriage equality throughout all states. I thought this was the UNITED states not INDIVIDUAL states.

    Replied on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:08pm
  23. #EatItChristie

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:54pm
  24. Yea!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:54pm
  25. Hope Illinois is next.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:57pm
  26. Ready to marry some folks, Senator-elect Booker? My heart will be with y’all Mon morning!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:57pm
  27. Great news !!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:58pm
  28. Congrats NJ!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:59pm
  29. Yay now Georgia :)

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:59pm
  30. Congratulations NJ from CA!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:01pm
  31. Congrats!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:02pm
  32. <3

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:03pm
  33. Woohoo!!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:04pm
  34. GO NEW JERSEY

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:04pm
  35. How fitting that Christie will go down in history as nothing more than nothing.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:05pm
  36. huge news

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:07pm
  37. Take that Governor Chris Christie

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:08pm
  38. hahahahahahahaha……Governor!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:16pm
  39. Eat it, Christie!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:18pm
  40. Great news! :)

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:19pm
  41. Great job Judge!!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:19pm
  42. Because the United States Supreme Court struck down Doma as unconstitutional, End of story Good bye the End.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:20pm
  43. New Jersey is where I was born and lived for the first 6 years of my life. Glad to see the state I was born in give equal same sex marriage rights. HOORAY FOR JERSEY!!!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:21pm
  44. Stuff it, Christie!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:33pm
  45. Alex Lusas

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:34pm
  46. Christie stop pandering to the Catholic church and grow some balls – you know it’s the right thing to do. You’re smarter than that.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:44pm
  47. Maybe now the Statue of Liberty won’t keep her back to New Jersey!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:47pm
  48. Let us all go to Jersey !! YEA

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:55pm
  49. yea,,,,

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:56pm
  50. I think lousiana, mississipi, texas, arizona , georgia and florida will be the hardest estates to defeat but eventualy their wall are gonna crumble and fall.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:01pm
  51. Now all I need is someone who will marry me

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:01pm
  52. To the governor of New Jersey, it is gonna be alright honey, just have another pie and you’ll feel better.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:03pm
  53. hahaha governor of nj

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:05pm
  54. And Cory Booker the Mayor of NJ now a Senator of NJ stated that he will be performing weddings starting Monday ;)

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:11pm
  55. Yeah! Finally standing up against Christie. Amen brothers and sisters and congrats to all the couples getting married on Monday

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:17pm
  56. We get marriage and Christie gets deniability
    A true Win – Win that will spread across the nation only faster now..!
    Yahoooo come to NC.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:19pm
  57. Oh Christie you aren’t fit to be President. Your to big of a bigot to take that seat when your only for str8 people. And against equality for all.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:19pm
  58. Sweet. A little late, though. My marriage took place in Canada already, but I would’ve loved to get married in New Jersey, since it’s the closest state to me. I doubt my own state, Pennsylvania, will allow gay marriages any time soon.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:20pm
  59. Amen!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:23pm
  60. we need new people in indiana to change these pathetic laws. Send all the Gay haters to Syria or Pakistan or Russia. wherever just NOT in the US. Maybe not on the Earth. SEND THEM TO JUPITER.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:27pm
  61. Great news!!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:30pm
  62. great news! now get rid of Christie!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:31pm
  63. Oh Chris Christie you better sit down and make sure that chair is sturdy… gurlfriend……. :)

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:37pm
  64. Wonderful NJ. Let’s keep fighting until it’s legal everywhere.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:49pm
  65. Yay, Good for New Jersey, now heads up Gov. of PA>

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:49pm
  66. that is awesome…now they can work on the inability to drive lol

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:59pm
  67. NJ and You..Perfectly Gay Together!!! Nice work Joizy!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 9:00pm
  68. Yay!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 9:23pm
  69. congrats to all the people who can now marry in their home state…we had to go to MA…thanks to lardass

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 9:24pm
  70. hell ya

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 9:33pm
  71. yeah Michigan next – damn it…

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 9:47pm
  72. YEAH !!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 9:48pm
  73. Dear Christie, NO. Voters vote….attempts to press a personal agenda is simply POOR POLITICS. *noted for any future attempts at political ventures. ;)

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 10:40pm
  74. This is great! But I still don’t like NJ

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 10:41pm
  75. COME ON IDAHO!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 10:43pm
  76. Great!!!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:05pm
  77. In your FACE, Christie!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:05pm
  78. congratulations.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:06pm
  79. Yay!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:06pm
  80. congratz buddiez ^_^

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:06pm
  81. Susan Baxter Grubb.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:07pm
  82. overdue

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:07pm
  83. That’s wonderul! Pretty soon, you’ll win in every state and be like Canada. I am so happy for us all!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:07pm
  84. Yay!!!! Now hopefully Tennessee won’t be far behind.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:08pm
  85. HIP HIP HOORAY
    HIP HIP HOO RAY

    Con Grats from Ontario Canada

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:09pm
  86. Yeahhh now i can go to jersey n get married (when I find special one. )

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:10pm
  87. an Arizona be next please c:

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:10pm
  88. Can*

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:10pm
  89. Fuck Christie!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:12pm
  90. been with my partner for 19yrs and I hope TEXAS gets it soon

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:12pm
  91. By court order :/

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:12pm
  92. Because Civil Rights are RIGHTS; you don't vote on rights.

    Replied on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:29pm
  93. I really don't like the way the gay marriage fight has been fought in Jersey period.

    Replied on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:33pm
  94. what's really not to like is how some like to deny basic rights to their fellow Americans. One day looking back, those who have claimed it is their gods will, will see the errors of their ways and embrace all people as equals, as Lord Jesus said to. it has always baffled me as to why some quote the Bible from only verses that they can twist to support their racist ways. However, they refuse to follow Gods' true laws, the Ten Commandments. heads up all you gay haters you all break them everyone. I myself would rather follow Gods Rules than follow something some man came up with.

    Replied on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:47am
  95. I never said I dont agree with gay marriage or support it. I do. I just really don't like how they fought for it there. They shouldn't have had to go to the courts in such a blue state, and the bill Christie vetoed I didn't like the vagueness of the exemptions.

    Replied on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:49am
  96. .,well, with the governor vetoing the bill we don't really have a choice, do we?

    Replied on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:37pm
  97. Exactly Jonathan. I don’t think everyone understands This is what Garden State Equality is posting.
    BREAKING NEWS- New Jersey Supreme Court Denies Stay for Same-Sex Marriage

    Posted by Garden State Equality on October 18, 2013
    “Today the New Jersey Supreme Court has stood on the side of equality and refused to delay the freedom to marry. We have been fighting an uphill battle for the dignity of marriage for years and we are finally within sight of the summit. However, this is not the time to rest, it is the time to recommit, it is the time to pull out all the stops. We have to continue to push because we are in the fight of our lives. While we have faith in the courts, we can not control what happens there. What we can do is demand that action be taken at the state house. We will not rest until we guarantee the freedom to marry to every New Jerseyan, and we are certain that it can never be taken away.” Troy Stevenson, Executive Director, Garden State Equality

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:14pm
  98. Don’t you mean 15th?

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:19pm
  99. Whoooo huuuu

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:19pm
  100. Yay! Congratulations, New Jersey! Have fun Monday! :D <3

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:20pm
  101. Yayyyyyy! Wooooooooooohooooooo!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:21pm
  102. And…….GO!!!!! No love without freedom, no freedom without love.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:23pm
  103. The state next to where I live. Amen NJ.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:24pm
  104. Sweeeet!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:25pm
  105. Great! NJ and gay marriage for the win. Now maybe we can start addressing how to serve those in most need, such as homeless, at-risk, and/or suicidal LGBTQ youth of intersecting marginalized identities. Right right, one step at a time…

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:25pm
  106. Yay

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:26pm
  107. :-)

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:26pm
  108. Yesss!!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:27pm
  109. i think the people of new jersey have spoken, and i’m fairly sure christie has worn out his welcome there.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:30pm
  110. yahoo!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:31pm
  111. Congratulation New Jersey

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:32pm
  112. Yeah, finally, not so far behind CA.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:32pm
  113. …did anyone bother to check in with governor homophobe chris christy?

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:35pm
  114. Yep. One article basically said that he's extremely unhappy, but will comply with the court's decision. He has no choice because he can't constitutionally ban it.

    Replied on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:57am
  115. !Also california!!!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:37pm
  116. Way to go New Jersey!!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:48pm
  117. Yay for gays.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:59pm
  118. LET THE WEDDINGS BEGIN :)

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:05am
  119. Yay. . . .

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:07am
  120. yeah!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:07am
  121. At last! Congratulations, New Jersey!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:09am
  122. YAY!!!! :)

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:40am
  123. so NJ get dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. good enough!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:50am
  124. No freedom till were equal

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:58am
  125. Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:15am
  126. Finally

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:15am
  127. The first couple that gets married needs to be Adam and Steve… :-)

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:18am
  128. great!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:22am
  129. Upside, human rights. Downside, you’re in New Jersey

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:27am
  130. Congrats NJ

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:40am
  131. Good ole Jersey!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:46am
  132. Take that Chris Cristie…

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:51am
  133. My home state! Yay!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:58am
  134. Wish Texas would allow same-sex marriage.

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:00am
  135. Bull shit,live how you want but this is not right. I have friend’s that r not strate and know how i fill and under stand were i come from we respect each other.

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:01am
  136. im so happy about this. now if only MY state could legalize it. Virginia your the state for lovers for goodness sake!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:02am
  137. this ruling makes me think that the Court is prepare to rule in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage.

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:14am
  138. I can just see Governor Christie choking on his donut! Lol

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:28am
  139. Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:30am
  140. Congrats from your neighboring state…NY. :) (y) <3

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:31am
  141. woot!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:32am
  142. Go New Jersy!!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:32am
  143. Yee haa!!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:49am
  144. Sadly in Utah this will never happen…

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:59am
  145. w00t!!! WTG NJ!!!!

    Congrats from Flushing, MI (formally, Fond du Lac, WI).

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 3:37am
  146. Congrats, New Jersey!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 3:45am
  147. it will be nice when Arizona is legal so my friends who are gay can be happy in the future… But congrats! So happy for gay people in New Jersey :)

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 3:46am
  148. Every wedding should be gay, regardless of the genders of those being married.

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 3:54am
  149. take that Christie

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 4:05am
  150. Haha gov. Christie

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 4:10am
  151. Hell ya!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 4:18am
  152. We have to thank the many people who fought for these rights….. who have dug the well for all to drink from.

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 4:29am
  153. GO NEW JER-Z! -Branden J. Walker

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 4:55am
  154. What the fuck is this

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 5:03am
  155. Awesome nj congratulations

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 5:13am
  156. About time. Congrats NJ

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 5:20am
  157. just over half way to half way – but we still have a long road to travel.. BUT, great job NJ!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 5:23am
  158. Wtf

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 5:38am
  159. merhaba,ben pasif bisexual erkeğim, straponla aktif bayanlara pasif oluyorum, sizinle tanışmak ve sohbet etmek istiyorum.

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8:48am
  160. Hope Michigan is next!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 9:13am
  161. Wow, wow, NJ will be the 14th state to legalize fay marriage, wow, wow. Congratulations NJ.

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 9:29am
  162. Jersey rocks!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 10:22am
  163. C’MON KENTUCKY, GET A CLUE!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 10:49am
  164. Again, AWESOME news.

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11:26am
  165. That is wonderful.

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:34pm
  166. THAT IS WRONG!!! GOD DIDNT MAKE WOMEN N WOMEN TO GET MADRIED SAME AS MEN.. YALL WILL ROT IN HELL!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:29pm
  167. Yeah another state for equal rights..Let’s keep this rolling

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:33pm
  168. Ewww nasty ppl

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:33pm
  169. Im a jamaican i hate gays

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:33pm
  170. Yall gonna rot in hell fire

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:34pm
  171. ▲▪▪▪▪▪SMH

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:40pm
  172. It’s about time

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:53pm
  173. Beautiful news! I feel confident when NJ’s supreme court rules in January, marriage equality will officially be legal!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 4:09pm
  174. Michigan needs to hurry yp

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 4:24pm
  175. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8:09pm
  176. Yay, by God! :)

    Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 9:55am