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Same-sex unions legalized in New Jersey
NEW JERSEY (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Across the state of New Jersey, same sex couples are getting married.
The unions became legal at midnight, and moments after the clock struck 12 ceremonies began.
A state court ruled last month that New Jersey can allow gay and lesbian couples to get married starting Monday making it the 14th state in the country.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tried to block these ceremonies from happening while he appeals the court's decision.
But the state supreme court rejected that request and will hear Christie's case in January.
In Michigan the question of when or if same sex couples can marry is on hold.
The state's ban on same-sex marriage will remain in place after a federal judge opted not to rule on the issue last week and instead ordered to hold a trial in February.
Michigan is one of 35 states that have gay marriage bans either through laws or constitutional amendments.