STATE — The Christie Administration, opposing same sex marriage equality, filed an appeal of Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson’s decision requiring public officials to begin marrying same-sex couples as of Oct. 21.
Earlier this week, administration officials filed a motion asking the courts to slow down on the order that calls state officials out for their failure to address an injustice.
Jacobson’s ruling held that the civil union law fails to provide equal rights for couples who do not fit the state’s existing definition for marriage
New Jersey has adopted civil unions and domestic partnerships in attempts to bridge the legal gap without giving some people a legal right to marry that conveys all the benefits and instead creates new discriminatory segmentation.
For example, young heterosexuals cannot become domestic partners but seniors can and same sex couples cannot get married.
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