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New Jersey Becomes Latest US State to Recognize Gay Marriage

Beth Asaro, left, and Joanne Schailey celebrate after exchanging vows to become the first same-sex couple married in Lambertville, N.J.  history at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.
Beth Asaro, left, and Joanne Schailey celebrate after exchanging vows to become the first same-sex couple married in Lambertville, N.J. history at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.
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Same-sex couples began marrying in New Jersey early Monday morning.

Dozens of couples exchanged vows one minute after midnight local time, when a judge's order that the state must allow gay marriages formally went into effect.

The New Jersey Supreme Court Friday refused a request by Republican Governor Chris Christie to delay the ceremonies until it could hold a hearing on his administration's appeal against same-sex marriage, clearing the way for Monday's ceremonies.

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Outgoing Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who won a special election to the U.S. Senate last week, presided over several same-sex marriage ceremonies when the ruling went into effect.

New Jersey joins 13 other states and Washington, D.C. in legally recognizing same-sex marriages.

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by: TwoHusbands from: Easton, Pennsylprejudice
October 21, 2013 2:15 PM
We can now see Marriage Equality in NJ from our Pennsylprejudice porch!
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Earl and Tim, together in love at first sight since 1976, married in Canada in 2003 Federal litigation has been proven to be the fastest way to affirm our U. S. Constitutional rights that are still denied Americans born non-heterosexual who must live in states that deny our civil rights.

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