TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several gay couples in New Jersey are wrapping up plans for their last-minute weddings made possible by an unexpected state Supreme Court ruling.
Many will gather late Sunday to wed in ceremonies to be held shortly after midnight.
The weddings were planned after the high court on Friday refused to delay a lower court order for the state to begin recognizing same-sex marriages at 12:01 a.m. Monday.
Gov. Chris Christie's administration has a pending appeal, but justices said they would not hold up marriages while they consider it.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Lambertville Mayor David DelVecchio plan to lead wedding ceremonies for gay couples at 12:01 a.m. Monday.
Hoboken, Collingswood and a handful of other towns opened municipal offices Saturday to accept applications for marriage licenses from same-sex couples.