Dow, because same-sex couples in New Jersey were limited to civil unions, which are not recognized as marriages under federal law, the state must permit civil marriage for same-sex couples. This ruling, in turn, relied on the 2006 decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court in Lewis v.
Oct 22, 2013 · New Jersey thus became the 14th state to allow gay marriage — and the first to do so in the wake of June’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.Author: Salvador Rizzo | The Star-Ledger.
Aug 15, 2013 · A New Jersey judge says her decision on whether the state is constitutionally required to legalize gay marriage will be delivered as early as September, hindering gay couples who had hoped for Author: Amanda Holpuch.
Oct 25, 2006 · The New Jersey court, unlike it’s counterpart in Massachusetts, punted the really crucial decision—about whether to call this new thing “marriage” or something different—over to the Author: Dahlia Lithwick.