Following a judge’s ruling recognizing same sex marriages, the mayor of Jersey City tonight said he plans to move ahead with the issuance of marriage licenses.
“As the largest LGBT community in New Jersey and one of the first in the state to issue civil unions, we are intending on being the first to issue licenses and perform weddings on Monday,” said Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop. “We are currently working to insure that the marriage certificates will be legal and binding.”
Fulop’s intentions to move forward fly in the face of Gov. Chris Christie’s efforts to overturn the judge’s ruling.
For weeks, Fulop stayed out of making an endorsement in the gubernatorial contest, but – as with his strong statement of support for Obamacare – from City Hall he continues to signal his backing of Democratic Party causes.
This week, he told the Jersey Journal that he is endorsing the Democratic ticket in November, including the top of the ticket.