Same-Sex Couples Begin Marrying Today in New Jersey; Governor Christie Drops Appeal



Last night, as Sunday, October 20th turned into Monday, October 21st, just after midnight, gay couples were wed in newly legalized wedding ceremonies across the state of New Jersey.

Nearby in Lambertville, Joanne Schailey and Beth Asaro, who have been together 27 years, were married by Mayor David DelVecchio. (G Philly’s got the video of their ceremony.)

In Newark, mayor (and Senator-elect) Cory Booker tied the knot for seven same-sex couples in the city’s City Hall. Similar scenes were taking place all over New Jersey—and today, Governor Chris Christie has dropped his appeal on the ruling, meaning that all those couples’ vows aren’t in danger of becoming null and void any time soon.

Our neighbors in New Jersey are the 14th state to legalize gay marriage in this country. Could Pennsylvania be next?

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