Gay marriage advocates: Couples remain in limbo while case winds way through courts

Gay marriage supporters cheered the news today the state Supreme Court will take up the case, but issued a cautionary note.

“We know now that the court ruling is coming, but not for several months at the earliest.  That means families will continue to remain in limbo during that time,” said Michael Premo, campaign manager of New Jersey United For Marriage. 

Troy Stevenson, head of Garden State Equality, echoed that sentiment.

“The Supreme Court will not issue its ruling for at least another three months.  So we will continue to fight through both litigation and legislation until we guarantee marriage equality for all New Jerseyans,” he said in a release.

The court scheduled oral arguments for next January.

They are hoping for a successful override of Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of the gay marriage bill. Senate Democrats said they will schedule a session at some point, and need to flip three no votes into yes votes.

Gay marriage advocates: Couples remain in limbo while case winds way through courts