Update on Livingston Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
Saturday, October 19, 2013 • 6:55am
LIVINGSTON, NJ — Certain municipalities in New Jersey began issuing same-sex marriage licenses Oct. 18 in anticipation of the state’s first same-sex weddings on Monday, Oct. 21, but like many communities, as of Friday afternoon, Livingston was waiting for more information from the state registrar.
There is a 72-hour waiting period after a marriage license is issued before a couple can be married, though the waiting periods can be waived by a judge. A judge ruled in September that same-sex marriage must be allowed in New Jersey beginning Oct. 21, but Gov. Chris Christie’s administration had appealed that ruling.
According to News 12, New Jersey Courts will go ahead with same-sex weddings starting Monday, after the state’s highest court upheld the ruling on Friday afternoon and denied the request from the Christie administration to delay them.