N.J. judge says suit for gay marriage can’t go forward

    New Jersey’s Attorney General’s Office is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to force the state to recognize gay marriage. Today’s hearing in Trenton will be the first over a lawsuit filed in June by seven couples and many of their children.

    Update, 4:30 p.m. Superior Court Judge Linda Feinberg has ruled that while citizens have the right to argue New Jersey’s civil union group does not give gay couples equal protection under the law, the suit forcing the state to recognize gay marriage cannot go forward. The Associated Press reports Feinberg has ruled there is no fundamental right to gay marriage under New Jersey law.

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