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Several N.J. cities extend hours to accept marriage license applications

City Hall in Jersey City, N.J. is one of several offices statewide to extend hours to accept marriage licenses. Staff and Wire Reports

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.

City Hall in Jersey City, N.J. is one of several offices statewide to extend hours to accept marriage licenses.

City Hall in Jersey City, N.J. is one of several offices statewide to extend hours to accept applications for marriage licenses.

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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