Effective immediately, same sex couples can marry in the Garden State. In order to do that, they first need a marriage license. Couples who want more information on how and where to get a marriage license in their home county can visit THIS LINK.
Approximately three weeks ago, a lower court had ruled that gays must be permitted to marry, and Governor Christie had filed an appeal. Governor Christie also had asked the higher courts to stop marriage licenses from being issued while the appeal was going on, but the higher courts rejected that short-term request, paving the way for gays across New Jersey to wed right away.
It is important for gays in New Jersey to understand that, while they can get licenses and can get married now, they still could find themselves in legal limbo again later if down the road the State Supreme Court decides to invalidate the marriages. That final decision is not likely to happen for about a year, or even longer.
In the meantime, and until the upper courts rule otherwise, wedding bells are pealing across New Jersey.
Contact an Experienced New Jersey Gay and Lesbian Family Law Lawyer at Lyons & Associates
To obtain additional information about gay and lesbian family law rights in New Jersey, or to discuss the particulars of your situation, please schedule a confidential consultation with New Jersey family law attorney Terry Lyons or one of our experienced New Jersey divorce lawyers by calling (908) 575-9777, or filling out our intake form.