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Topic - Mary Jacobson
New Jersey can begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Monday, the state high court ruled Friday, as the justices prepare to hear a case on the constitutionality of the state's law banning same-sex unions.
A judge's ruling Friday that New Jersey must allow gay couples to marry will not be the last word on the issue after Gov. Chris Christie's administration said it would appeal to a higher court.
New Jersey's gay couples in civil unions "are now denied [federal] benefits solely as a result of the label placed upon them by the State," Judge Jacobson wrote.
She said the state must allow gay couples to wed starting Oct. 21.