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

Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) GEOFF MULVIHILL [ap]

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.

Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)

Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)

Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak says in a statement that the governor “firmly believes that this determination should be made by all the people of the state of New Jersey.”

But he says the state Health Department will help towns carry out Friday’s state Supreme Court ruling.

The court denied the Christie administration’s request to delay a lower-court order that the state recognize same-sex marriage beginning Monday.

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