A New Jersey judge ruled Friday that the state must allow same-sex couples to marry.
Judge Mary Jacobson of the Superior Court of Mercer County said that since the federal government now recognizes gay marriages, not doing so in New Jersey would violate the state constitution.
Without an intervention, gay marriages could be allowed in the state as soon as Oct. 21. But Gov. Chris Christie is opposed to gay marriage, and his administration is expected to appeal the ruling.
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