Same-Sex Marriage Was Just Decided in New Jersey

by Kathryn Jean Lopez

Today’s ruling by the New Jersey supreme court, denying a stay of a lower-court ruling, allows same-sex marriages to occur in New Jersey, pending appeal. But today’s ruling seems to virtually guarantee that the state’s appeal will be unsuccessful, saying the likes of:

The “reality” is: “same-sex couples who cannot marry are not treated equally under the law today.”

And: “The State has not shown a reasonable probability or likelihood of success on the merits.”

More here.