Wedding planning on a deadline for N.J. gay couples

    Some gay couples in New Jersey are planning weddings with an incredibly tight deadline after the state Supreme Court denied a request to delay the start of same-sex marriages in the state.

    The court affirmed a lower-court ruling that marriages will start Monday.


    It took some advocates and couples by surprise. They expected the court to delay Monday’s implementation date while justices consider more fully whether the state constitution mandates same-sex marriage.

    Mayors and clergy members in some New Jersey towns are planning to conduct ceremonies for multiple couples at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

    Amy Quinn and Heather Jensen of Asbury Park plan to get married Monday, but Quinn says they’re not yet sure where or at what time.

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