NEWARK, N.J. — City halls in several New Jersey cities and towns are adding extra office hours over the weekend to accept marriage license applications now that same-sex marriage has been given the green light by the state’s highest court.
Jersey City is opening its clerk’s office from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, and Hoboken City Hall will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
The City of Asbury Park is also holding Saturday hours, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for those looking to complete a marriage license application.
On Friday, New Jersey’s highest court ruled unanimously to uphold an order that gay weddings must start Monday and to deny a delay sought by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.
Some communities, anticipating such a ruling, began accepting applications for marriage licenses from same-sex couples on Thursday so that they would pass the 72-hour waiting period by 12:01 a.m. Monday.
Additional cities will be announced as information becomes available.
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