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Speaker Oliver: Marriage Equality Ruling Yet Another Win for Equal Rights

Despite Christie Efforts, Monday will be a Great Day for N.J.

(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic) released the following statement Friday after the Supreme Court rejected Gov. Christie’s latest attempt to block marriage equality in New Jersey:

“I praise this decision – and I welcome marriage equality to New Jersey starting on Monday. It’s yet another win for equal protection under the law.
“It’s a shame it took this long to get to this point and that it took a court fight for same-sex couples to gain equal rights. New Jersey could have had marriage equality already if it wasn’t for Gov. Christie, who has done everything he could to prevent this from happening, including wasting money and time continuing this court battle.
“Justice has won out, and New Jersey will be a better state for it.
“Monday will be a historic day for New Jersey, and day of great joy and happiness for many of our citizens who have long deserved it.”