Gay Couples Ready to Get Married in New Jersey. Chris Christie Ready to Crush Their Hopes and Dreams.

Democrats want the issue to go to top court. “By Oct. 21, the people should know yes or no.”

Chris Christie, making sure the public knows he loves straight couples a lot.

Chris Christie, making sure the public knows he loves straight couples a lot.

NewsWorks reports that gay couples are ready to get married in New Jersey, following last week’s lower court ruling striking down the gay marriage ban there. Lambertsville resident Beth Asaro tells NewsWorks that she and her friends were trying to be patient while waiting out the appeals. ”People kind of rally around and understand what you’re going through, so we’re just playing it by ear,” she said.

And yes, the appeals are inevitable. The Inquirer reports: “The Christie administration asked Monday for a delay in a state court judge’s decision allowing same-sex marriage and requested that the case skip the appellate level and be decided by the New Jersey Supreme Court.” Christie didn’t issue any official statement, though, presumably because his zeal for looking like a bad guy in public is limited after all.


But Democrats have already responded, agreeing with Christie that the case should go directly to the state supreme court, the Wall Street Journal reports. “We’re calling on courts to take this issue up now,” said Senate President Steve Sweeney, the state’s top Democrat. “By Oct. 21, the people should know yes or no.”