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Breaking: NJ Gay Couples To Be Able To Marry Monday

Friday, October 18, 2013

Cindy Meneghin and Maureen Kilian are among six gay couples fighting for same sex marriage in New Jersey. (Terri Langford)

Gay couples in New Jersey will be able to marry within days.

A lower-court judge had ruled that same-sex weddings must be allowed starting Monday, and the state's highest court upheld that ruling Friday. It denied a request from Gov. Chris Christie's administration to delay the weddings.

Christie had wanted the weddings delayed while the state Supreme Court decides the broader question of whether same-sex marriage should be legal. The court will hear arguments on that in January.

In the meantime, some couples plan quick weddings. Lambertville Mayor David DelVecchia says he expects to perform the first ceremony as soon as it's legal. He also led the first civil union ceremony in the state in 2007 between the same couple, Beth Asaro and Joanne Schailey.

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