Constitutional amendment banned same-sex marriage. The Christie administration later asks the date be delayed pending its appeal. No license shall be issued to persons to marry another person of the same sex and no same-sex marriage shall be recognized as entitled to the benefits of marriage.
Louise Walpin left and her partner Marsha Shapiro kiss after the marriage equality rally on the lawn in front of Garden State Equality in Montclair, N.
An appeals court reinstated the ban. Affirmation of religious freedom. GS
Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage on June 26, See photos from states that approved same-sex marriage before the nationwide states that dont allow same sex marriage in Newark. Download as PDF Printable version. Alexandra Ortiz and Roberto Baez are the third couple to be married by Booker, who had refused to officiate any weddings in protest to the state's ban on gay marriages.
Neil Abercrombie supports same-sex marriage and says the U. Any marriage entered into by persons of the same sex, where a marriage license is issued by another state or by a foreign jurisdiction, shall be void in Arkansas and any contractual or other rights granted by virtue of that license, including its termination, shall be unenforceable in the Arkansas courts.
Supreme Court rulings bolster his argument that the Constitution requires it.
The consent of the parties is essential. In November , the U. Chris Christie. Marriage is a sacred covenant, solemnized between a man and a woman, which, when the legal capacity and consent of both parties is present, establishes their relationship as husband and wife, and which is recognized by the state as a civil contract.
Changing the constitution would requires that voters approve a constitutional convention -- but they opted not to do so in