Gov. Chris Christie to Appeal Court Ruling Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_20ee259c07.jpgAndrew Burton/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office said on Saturday that he will appeal Friday's Superior Court ruling forcing the state to recognize same-sex marriage. “Governor Christie has always maintained that he would abide by the will of the voters on the issue of marriage equality and called for it to be on the ballot this Election Day," his office said in a statement.

"Since the legislature refused to allow the people to decide expeditiously, we will let the Supreme Court make this constitutional determination."

Christie vetoed legislation last year that would have legalized gay marriage, says the Wall Street Journal.

If the court's decision stands, New Jersey would join 13 states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay marriage. New Jersey currently offers same-sex civil unions.

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