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NEW JERSEY: Gov. Chris Christie Drops Appeal Of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie today dropped his state Supreme Court appeal of the lower court's ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.  And that's THAT. Via Politicker New Jersey:
Gov. Chris Christie on Monday morning advised the Attorney General to submit a formal letter to the high court announcing its intent to cease the fight. “Chief Justice Stuart Rabner left no ambiguity about the unanimous court's view on the ultimate decision in this matter when he wrote, ‘same-sex couples who cannot marry are not treated equally under the law today,’" the administration stated. “Although the Governor strongly disagrees with the Court substituting its judgment for the constitutional process of the elected branches or a vote of the people, the Court has now spoken clearly as to their view of the New Jersey Constitution and, therefore, same-sex marriage is the law. The Governor will do his constitutional duty and ensure his Administration enforces the law as dictated by the New Jersey Supreme Court.”
I predict some major sadz coming from you-know-who!

UPDATE: This is how Matt Drudge is spinning it.

UPDATE II: Freedom To Marry head Evan Wolfson reacts.
"At long last, the freedom to marry is now permanently law of the land in New Jersey. The marriages of loving, committed couples throughout the Garden State, combined with Governor Christie's withdrawal of his appeal, is joyous news to New Jerseyans, both gay and non-gay. The momentum continues to build nationwide and we are working hard to deliver victories in Hawaii, Illinois and New Mexico yet in 2013."

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