Same Sex Marriage Legalised in New Jersey

Slowly, but surely, the world is catching up…

As of this morning, same sex marriage has been declared legal in the American state of New Jersey, making it the 14th state to make the change.

And of course, with plenty of long time couples waiting for this very announcement, the state has been experiencing a mad spree of marriages among people wanting to be among the first to take their vows.

In the arts community of Lambertville, Mayor David DelVecchio officiated over the ceremony to marry Beth Asaro and Joanne Schailey.

Beth Asaro Joanne Schailey David DelVecchioPhoto Credit: AP Photo/Rich Schultz

 

Among the benefits of this move are: joint tax filings, the right to live together in government-funded nursing homes and Social Security survivor benefits.

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