Legislation in Progress To Codify N.J. Right to Same Sex Marriage
Christie’s office did not respond to a request for comment on the bill, but The Star-Ledger reported on Wednesday that his spokesman, Michael Drewniak, said, “We will treat it as we do with all bills in the normal course.”
According to the Department of Health, local registrars, who issue marriage licenses, reported 679 same-sex weddings as of Dec. 6.
That figure includes 461 couples who were already in civil unions or domestic partnerships. An additional 30 licenses went to couples already wed elsewhere.
Since same-sex marriage started in New Jersey, two more states have legalized it, Hawaii and Illinois, both through legislation.