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Christie vetoes bill allowing new birth certificates for transgender people without surgery

Monday, January 13, 2014
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey governor Chris Christie on Monday vetoed a bill that would have allowed transgender citizens to obtain a new birth certificate to reflect their gender identity without surgical requirements. [ Read more → ]
Rich Schultz, APBeth Asaro and Joanne Schailey exchange vows as Mayor David DelVecchio officiates in the first same-sex marriage in Lambertville, N.J. history at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in Lambertville, N.J. Asaro and Schailey hold the distinction of being the first couple to enter into a civil union in the state, when that law took effect in 2007

N.J. lawmakers end legislative push for same-sex marriage law

Monday, December 16, 2013
With same-sex marriage already legal in New Jersey, state lawmakers have stopped their push to codify the details through a bill, saying it is not urgent to address whether religious-affiliated organizations should be exempt. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)

Christie defeats Buono, re-elected governor of New Jersey

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- Gov. Chris Christie was re-elected with ease Tuesday, demonstrating the kind of broad, bipartisan appeal that will serve as his opening argument should he seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. [ Read more → ]

What’s ahead for N.J. Gov. Chris Christie if re-elected?

Sunday, November 3, 2013
HARRISON, N.J. -- A second term all but assured, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is casting himself as an inclusive Republican who transcends political lines and a pragmatic leader whose results-oriented approach offers valuable lessons for dysfunctional party leaders in Washington. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), left, and Ken Cuccinelli on Va.

In Va. and N.J., a contrasting tale of two Republican parties

Thursday, October 24, 2013
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- This fall's races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey offer a revealing window into the fight for the future of the Republican Party. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)

BREAKING: N.J. governor Chris Christie drops gay marriage appeal

Monday, October 21, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- Gov. Chris Christie dropped his legal challenge to same-sex marriages on Monday, removing the possibility that the vows of couples who began getting married hours earlier could be undone by a court. [ Read more → ]
Dan and Mike's wedding.

Finally, the day for those who have been married in their hearts a very long time

Sunday, October 20, 2013
Weddings come in a lot of flavors. Many are planned, sometimes long before a potential mate is even in the picture. Some come about at the last minute. Some of the opposite sex variety come about because improper birth control was used and the couple “has to.” Then there are some special ones that occur when marriage equality is finally attained: the weddings of people who have been married in their hearts for a very long time, but only now can be legally and socially recognized. These kind of weddings will take place in New Jersey this week. Long term couples becoming legally, publicly married and acknowledged. It is about time. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)

Christie: N.J. will comply with court order allowing same-sex marriages to begin

Friday, October 18, 2013
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he disagrees with it, but he will comply with a state Supreme Court ruling that makes same-sex marriage legal in the state starting Monday. [ Read more → ]

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

Friday, October 18, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)

Christie says he would love his gay child, but not support that child’s right to marry

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
New Jersey governor Chris Christie said Tuesday that if one of his children came out as gay, he would “grab them and hug them and tell them I love them," but that "Dad believes that marriage is between one man and one woman." [ Read more → ]

N.J. gay couples file court brief, argue against delay in marriage ruling

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Gay couples will be harmed if the New Jersey Supreme Court delays a lower court's ruling that same-sex marriage be legalized starting next week, a gay rights group said in a court filing Tuesday. [ Read more → ]

Advocates hopeful N.J. will enact marriage equality law

Saturday, October 12, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. — Gay rights advocates are glad to see the New Jersey state Supreme Court is taking up the question of same-sex marriage, partly because they think it could increase pressure on lawmakers to legalize it first. [ Read more → ]

N.J. Supreme Court agrees to hear same-sex marriage case

Friday, October 11, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- The state's highest court on Friday agreed to hear a case on whether same-sex marriage should be legal in New Jersey, and whether same-sex weddings can be performed while it decides. [ Read more → ]
Judge Mary C. Jacobson

Christie administration: One judge can’t force us to recognize gay marriage

Friday, October 11, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- A single judge should not be able to force New Jersey to recognize gay marriage, Gov. Chris Christie's administration said in a court filing Friday. [ Read more → ]
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Christie wants emergency appeal of N.J. same-sex marriage ruling

Thursday, October 10, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration is asking a court to consider an emergency appeal in its effort to delay the start of same-sex marriages in the state. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)

Judge refuses to delay start of same-sex marriage in New Jersey

Thursday, October 10, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- A state judge refused Thursday to delay the start of same-sex marriage in New Jersey until a legal appeal can be settled, denying efforts by Gov. Chris Christie's administration to put off gay weddings. [ Read more → ]
Marko Georgiev, The Record of Bergen County/AP (Pool)New Jersey gubernatorial candidates, Republican Gov. Chris Christie, right, and Democrat State Sen. Barbara Buono meet in a  debate at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.

Buono to Christie on gay marriage: ‘My daughter is not a political agenda’

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie squared off against Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono in a televised debate Tuesday evening, demonstrating for voters the stark difference of the candidates' positions on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)

Christie administration makes final case to delay same-sex marriages

Monday, October 7, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- The Christie administration on Monday made its final case for why a judge should put on hold a ruling that would legalize gay marriage effective Oct. 21. [ Read more → ]
New Jersey

N.J. advocates ask judge not to delay implementation of gay marriage ruling

Friday, October 4, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- Gay rights advocates on Friday asked a New Jersey judge to proceed with implementation of her order that the state start allowing same-sex marriages this month, saying the state failed to show irreparable harm if the nuptials take place. [ Read more → ]

N.J. asks for stay in same-sex marriage ruling, warns of ‘irreparable harm’

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration on Tuesday asked a judge to delay implementation of her order that the state allow gay marriage until an appeal can be decided, saying the state will suffer "irreparable harm" if same-sex marriages are allowed without its highest court weighing in. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)

Christie appealing same-sex marriage ruling to N.J Supreme Court

Monday, September 30, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- Gov. Chris Christie's administration has told New Jersey's top state court that it is appealing last week's lower-court ruling that the state must allow gay couples to marry. [ Read more → ]
NJ marriage

Legal battle will continue over N.J. judge’s same-sex marriage ruling

Saturday, September 28, 2013
A judge's ruling Friday that New Jersey must allow gay couples to marry will not be the last word on the issue after Gov. Chris Christie's administration said it would appeal to a higher court. [ Read more → ]
Chris Christie

Gov. Chris Christie plans appeal of N.J. gay marriage ruling

Friday, September 27, 2013
A spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie says he will appeal a state court ruling calling for same-sex marriage to be legalized. [ Read more → ]
New Jersey marriage

N.J. advocates plan for vote to override Christie’s same-sex marriage veto

Monday, September 23, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- For same-sex couples waiting to marry in New Jersey, the Legislature's most important vote will come after the November election. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)

Advocacy groups pitch lawmakers to override Christie’s marriage equality veto

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. -- A new push by same-sex marriage advocates, led by New Jersey United for Marriage, an alliance of national and state LGBT and civil rights groups, are hoping to secure enough votes to override Gov. Chris Christie’s 2012 veto of a same-sex marriage bill before the current legislative term expires in January, 2014. [ Read more → ]
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