NJ Says It Would Suffer If Same-Sex Marriage Stay Denied

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 8:04 PM EDT) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration on Monday redoubled its arguments to suspend a court decision that will legalize same-sex marriage in two weeks, contending that the state will indeed suffer irreparable harm otherwise and that unsettled questions of constitutional law favor a stay.

The administration hoped to counter marriage-equality advocates, who said Friday that New Jersey would suffer no harm if Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson refused to stay her Sept. 27 order while the state appeals. The order requires officials to begin issuing...
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