More than 700 gay and lesbian couples
have married in New Jersey since a court decision legalized gay
nuptials in the state.
As of December 6, 679 couples married
and 30 couples that were married legally out of state renewed their
vows in New Jersey, the AP reported.
Four-hundred-and-sixty-one of the new
marriages were between couples previously in a civil union or
domestic partnership in New Jersey.
New Jersey became the 14th
state to allow gay couples to marry following a September 27 decision
ordering the state to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples
as of October 21.
Republican Governor Chris Christie
appealed the ruling to the New Jersey Supreme Court but withdrew from
the fight after the court sided with the lower court order in
refusing to delay implementation of its order.