Christie Launches Appeal Of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT) -- New Jersey asked its appellate court on Monday to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the state’s civil union law, initiating one part of Gov. Chris Christie’s multipronged strategy to derail an order compelling New Jersey to effectuate same-sex marriages within weeks.

New Jersey Deputy Attorney General Jean P. Reilly filed the notice of appeal with the state Appellate Division on Monday, fulfilling Christie’s promise to fight Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson’s Sept. 27 ruling striking down the civil union law as unconstitutional and ordering...
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