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    Gay Marriage a Go in New Jersey

    Julio Cortez/AP,Julio Cortez

    Sorry, Chris Christie. A New Jersey Superior Court has ruled against the state’s request to delay same-sex marriages until the appeal of an earlier decision allowing them is finished, clearing the way for couples to walk down the aisle in as little as two weeks. New Jersey permits civil unions, which, because of a previous Supreme Court ruling, deny New Jersey couples federal benefits. “Granting a stay,” Judge Mary Jacobson wrote, “would simply allow the State to continue to violate the equal protection rights of New Jersey same-sex couples, which can hardly be considered a public interest.” The state, of course, is appealing.