[JURIST] The New Jersey Supreme Court [official website] on Friday ruled [text, PDF] that the state must recognize same-sex marriages. The ruling upholds a lower court decision [text, PDF] that was challenged [JURIST report] by Governor Chris Christie [official website], who has argued recognition should be delayed pending a statewide referendum. The lower court ruling found that, in light of US v. Windsor [SCOTUSBlog backgrounder; JURIST report], the status of civil unions deprive same-sex couples of federal benefits enjoyed by...

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