USA, New Jersey: Judge Refuses to Stay Weddings Pending Appeal

Written by scott on October 11th, 2013

New Jersey Governor Cris ChristieA New Jersey judge refused to put a stay on the October 21st date for same sex weddings to begin in the state while the Governpr appeals the ruling.

Towleroad.com reports:

n today’s decision, the Court wrote: “In making this argument, however, the State ignores the largely abstract nature of the harm it alleges, which pales in comparison to the concrete harm caused to Plaintiffs by their current ineligibility for many federal marital benefits, and the significant litigation burden they would have to shoulder to challenge federal denial of marital benefits to civil union couples.” “This is wonderful news!” said Hayley Gorenberg, Deputy Legal Director of Lambda Legal. “The court’s decision once again confirms that the hardships of not being able to marry are real and immediate. Every day does count. Allowing same-sex couples to marry helps many New Jersey families and hurts no one else.”

Of course, Christie immediately asked for an Emergency appeal on the new ruling, too. Call out the National Guard – the gays are getting married!

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