Gov. Chris Christie Drops Appeal of Marriage Ruling; the Freedom to Marry is Law of the Land in NJ

10/21/2013

Press Contact:
Angela Dallara
Media Relations Manager, Freedom to Marry
angela@freedomtomarry.org
646-430-3925

Trenton – Following last night's marriages of same-sex couples in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie announced this morning that he would no longer appeal the lower court ruling guaranteeing the freedom to marry.

Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, released the following statement:

"At long last, the freedom to marry is now permanently law of the land in New Jersey. The marriages of loving, committed couples throughout the Garden State, combined with Governor Christie's withdrawal of his appeal, is joyous news to New Jerseyans, both gay and non-gay. The momentum continues to build nationwide and we are working hard to deliver victories in Hawaii, Illinois and New Mexico yet in 2013."

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Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide. We are pursuing our Roadmap to Victory by working to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination. We partner with individuals and organizations across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and the protections, responsibilities, and commitment that marriage brings.