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Questions, answers on same-sex marriage in New Jersey

Published On: Oct 24 2013 04:06:22 PM EDT
One of 1st same sex wedding in NJ 10-21-13

John Craven


Gay marriage is now legal in New Jersey, but questions remain about some of the details.

State officials said civil unions remain in effect and are not converted automatically to marriages, so same-sex couples who want to be married will need to obtain marriage licenses.

It is not so clear whether gay couples legally married in other states automatically are considered married in New Jersey.


Gay rights advocates said the state attorney general should put out a legal opinion saying that's the case, but that has not happened yet.

Gay rights groups and lawmakers are discussing whether to push a law that would address those issues and others.

Same-sex marriage became legal Monday as a result of a court order.