TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration is appealing a judge's refusal to delay implementation of same-sex marriage in New Jersey.
Judge Mary Jacobson ruled last month that the state must start recognizing nuptials of gay couples starting Oct. 21. The state government asked her to delay the requirement until the state's top court can resolve its appeal.
But on Thursday, the judge turned down the administration's request.
It promptly appealed to a higher court. The administration of the Republican governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate will lay out its reasoning in a court filing due Friday.