As we blogged yesterday, NY passed a law allowing same-sex marriage and divorce. While I am sure that many were hopeful in NJ, Governor Christie swiftly dashed those hopes on Meet the Press today. In an AP story, found in the NY Post, Governor Christie said that he would not sign a bill allowing gay marriage. This is even though many feel that the New Jersey Civil Union law is not the equivalent to marriage, as we have previously noted.
I read yesterday that New York does not have residency requirements to marry, so one wonders whether New Jersey residents will cross the river to get married, and then, once married, will New Jersey Courts divorce them. Since the New Jersey divorce statute applies to the dissolution of civil unions, it seems plausible. Stay tuned.