Assembly Democrats John McKeon and Mila Jasey (both D-Essex/Morris) on Friday applauded the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision to deny the Christie administration’s request for a stay, instead ruling in favor of long-overdue equality. Both lawmakers were prime sponsors of legislation vetoed by Gov. Christie that would have instituted marriage equality in New Jersey a year and a half ago.
“I’m thrilled that justice has finally been served for all of the New Jersey couples who have been treated as second-class citizens for far too long. It’s unfortunate that these families had to wait a year and a half for this moment, but I’m pleased that the Courts had the fortitude to do what the Governor did not,” said McKeon.
“Marriage equality is, without a doubt, long overdue. For all couples and their families, who have been told for far too long that they do not have the right to marry the person they love or deserve the same benefits as everyone else, justice has prevailed. It’s about time,” said Jasey.