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New Jersey judge refuses to delay start of gay marriage

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Oct 10 2013 03:10:59 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 10 2013 05:21:24 PM CDT

A New Jersey judge has denied a request from Gov. Chris Christie's administration to delay the start of gay marriage in the state until after a legal appeal is final.

TRENTON, N.J. -

A New Jersey judge has denied a request from Gov. Chris Christie's administration to delay the start of gay marriage in the state until after a legal appeal is final.

The ruling Thursday from Judge Mary Jacobson moves the state a step closer to start recognizing same-sex nuptials on Oct. 21. That's the day Jacobson had said in a previous ruling that the marriages had to be allowed.

Christie's administration, however, is expected to appeal the denial to a higher court.

The administration has already asked the state Supreme Court to reverse Jacobson's earlier ruling that the state has to allow gay couples to get married.