Gay Marriage

Gov. Christie to Appeal N.J. Judge's Gay Marriage Ruling

State ordered to allow, recognize same-sex marriage


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is fighting a judge's ruling that the state must allow same-sex couples to get married.

Christie wouldn't comment Friday on the judge's ruling, the Associated Press reports, but a spokesman said his administration would appeal to the state Supreme Court.

"Gov. Christie has always maintained that he would abide by the will of the voters on the issue of marriage equality and called for it to be on the ballot this Election Day," said spokesman Michael Drewniak. "Since the Legislature refused to allow the people to decide expeditiously, we will let the Supreme Court make this constitutional determination."