NEW JERSEY: Gov. Chris Christie Files Appeal Of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
has filed his promised appeal of Friday's court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.
Citing "far-reaching implications," Acting Attorney General John Hoffman made the request in a letter to the state Supreme Court, which usually does not weigh in on cases until after an appeals court has made a ruling on them. Hoffman said he is also asking the judge who issued the decision Friday to grant a stay, delaying the implementation date from Oct. 21 until the matter can be settled. An appeal from Christie's administration is no surprise. Within hours of the ruling, Christie's spokesman issued a statement saying he did not intend to let the trial court order stand in an issue in an issue that has been fought repeatedly both in New Jersey's courts and Legislature.RELATED: While the court case continues, Democratic legislators continue to press for enough votes to override Christie's veto of last year's successful marriage bill. Today state Senate President Steve Sweeney declared that he had the support of 27 senators, just over the two-thirds majority needed for an override. It's unclear where the whip count stands in the state Assembly.