Same-sex marriages will begin Monday in New Jersey after the state Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state must begin granting same-sex marriage licenses, a rebuff to Gov. Chris Christie.
Christie, a Republican, favors civil unions, which New Jersey has offered since 2007, but he opposes same-sex marriage. The state had tried to delay the granting of marriage licenses pending an appeal of a ruling last month that found that it must allow same-sex couples to marry, saying not doing so deprived them of rights the U.S. Supreme Court guaranteed in June. Read more »