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.