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Gay Couples Tie Knot In New Jersey As Christie Backs Down

NPR | Oct. 22, 2013 7:10 a.m.

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Joel Rose

New Jersey became the 14th state to allow same-sex marriage Monday when gay couples began marrying just after midnight. A state judge forced the state to recognize same-sex marriages. Initially, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appealed that ruling. But he dropped that appeal Monday, saying the New Jersey Supreme Court had already made clear how it would rule.

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