|Judge Mary Jacobson|
Attorney General Opposes Rush To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage: NJLJ
Gov. Chris Christie's administration is urging judicial restraint in gauging the effect in New Jersey of the U.S. Supreme Court's partial voiding of the Defense of Marriage Act. [Mary Jacobson], a Mercer County [Superior Court] judge is soon to hear a motion for summary judgment declaring that the June 26 ruling in Windsor v. U.S., 133 S. Ct. 2675 — requiring that the full range of federal benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married couples be accorded to same-sex couples under the Fourteenth Amendment — necessitates legalizing gay marriage. In a brief filed Aug. 2, Deputy Attorney General Jean Reilly argues that advocates for that result are giving an "incorrect" and "stilted" reading to Windsor. She says it means only that same-sex couples — by virtue of marriage or civil unions — cannot be denied federal benefits.Read more: http://www.law.com/jsp/nj/PubArticleNJ.jsp?id=1202614030525&Attorney_General_Opposes_Rush_To_Legalize_SameSex_Marriage#ixzz2bERnEtCo 'via Blog this'