For a few same-sex couples in Washington Township, the opportunity to wed under state law couldn’t come soon enough.
After a New Jersey Superior Court Judge ruled same-sex marriage should be legal in the Garden State, and the withdrawal of Governor Chris Christie’s appeal of the decision (the Governor publicly stated he did not support the decision and believe the voters should decide in an election), the ability for homosexual couples to marry became legal Oct. 21.
In the first week since the constitution was amended, one same sex couple has been granted a marriage license in Washington Township, according to town’s health department.
There are more on the way, however.
The health department said another application is in the works, and a license is expected to be granted on Nov. 7. The town has been verbally advised another couple plans to apply for a license in the near future.
Washington Township is ahead of its western Morris County neighbors in this department, as neither Chester Borough, Chester Township, Mendham Township, nor Mendham Borough have had any same-sex marriage licenses applied for.
Civil unions were made legal by the New Jersey legislature in December 2006.
What do you think of the amount of same-sex marriage licenses being approved in the first week, and how many are on the way? Higher than expected? Lower? Let us know!