New Jersey’s civil union law was challenged by Lambda Legal, a national gay rights advocacy group, which said it sued over claims the statute violates both the state and federal constitutions.
New Jersey’s civil-union law doesn’t go far enough to protect legal rights of gay couples, and a judge should rule that same-sex couples can marry, a national advocacy group argued in a court filing.
Governor Chris Christie’s attorney general told the New Jersey Supreme Court that he’s appealing a judge’s ruling that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry.
Same-sex couples in New Jersey must be allowed to marry because the state’s current civil-union law doesn’t offer them equal protection, a judge ruled.
The attorney general for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie asked a state judge in an emergency request to delay implementation of her ruling that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry.