New Jersey Judge Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Governor Chris Christie expected to battle ruling in the state's supreme court.
1:50 | 09/28/13

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And the move comes after more than 1,000 seyriani is were killed in a chemical weapons attack last month. The state of new jersey was ruled to be forced to allow gay marriage. Governor chris christie says, no way. He's vowing to challenge that in the state's supreme court. Reporter: In a stunning ruling at an emergency hearing, the state of new jersey could legalize same-sex marriage as EARLY AS OCTOBER1st. I'm a 55-year-old giddy woman who is going to get married. Reporter: Six couples stood before a judge on friday pleading for the same rights as married let roe sexual couples. Many, many important benefits are not available if you're not married. Reporter: They say it's unconstitutional to the denied those rights. New jersey is the latest of 1 states to allow same-sex marriages. We might not have the protections that the word marriage could bring us. Knowing we won't have to have that fear anymore. That we will have security. Reporter: Governor chris christie's spokes person issued a statement saying the governor plans to appeal. Since the legislature refused to allow the people decide expeditiously, we'll allow the supreme court to make this decision. It could take months before a decision is reached. I served my country. I should have the same rights as everybody else in this country. Reporter: In illinois, the same firm that represented the new jersey plaintiffs scored another victory on friday. A judge has thrown out a motion that challenged the ban. Hopefully, we get to the marriage case. Then we can win. And then I can issue licenses to the folks here. Reporter: For "good morning america," tai hernandez, abc

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