DOMA Decision Gives Gay Marriage Momentum In NJ

Law360, New York (June 26, 2013, 9:06 PM ET) -- New Jersey's marriage laws could soon change following Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, which clears a path for legal and legislative efforts in the state that could legalize same-sex marriage within weeks, if not days.

The Garden State is one of eight states that allows civil unions or domestic partnerships in lieu of marriage. The high court, in a 5-4 ruling, called DOMA unconstitutional because it affords federal rights to opposite-sex couples that are not available for...
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