New Jersey Marriage Battle Ends

Published 10/21 2013 02:23PM

Updated 10/21 2013 02:34PM

(NBC News) Couples gathered at courthouses across New Jersey this morning to say "I do".

New Jersey is now the 14th state to allow same-sex partners to wed.

The victory for advocates of same-sex marriage confirmed Monday morning when Governor Chris Christie withdrew the states appeal of the Marriage Equality law.

Christie says he still "strongly disagrees" with the law, but will do his constitutional duty to make sure it is recognized across the state.

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