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quote: "Same-sex couples who cannot marry are not treated equally under the law today. The harm to them is real, not abstract or speculative."
their: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press
their_title: New Jersey court to allow same-sex marriages
their_url: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/18/gay-marriage-nj/3009611/
their_copy: Gay couples in New Jersey will be able to marry starting Monday.

The state Supreme Court Friday turned down Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration request to delay same-sex marriages, clearing the way for the weddings to begin Oct. 21.
theirCTA: Read the full story here.
our_copy: The court's ruling on the motion indicate that the administration of Gov. Chris Christie faces long odds in blocking same-sex marriage.

"The Supreme Court has made its determination," the governor's spokesman, Michael Drewniak, said in a statement. "While the governor firmly believes that this determination should be made by all the people of the state of New Jersey, he has instructed the Department of Health to cooperate with all municipalities in effectuating the order of the Superior Court under the applicable law."

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