N.J. governor drops opposition, gay marriage becomes legal in state

Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:44am EDT

Gabriela Celeiro (C, right) and her partner Liz Salermo pose for a picture after their marriage ceremony at City Hall in Newark, New Jersey early October 21, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Gabriela Celeiro (C, right) and her partner Liz Salermo pose for a picture after their marriage ceremony at City Hall in Newark, New Jersey early October 21, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

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(Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Monday withdrew legal opposition to gay marriage, making same-sex nuptials the law in the state.

The move makes New Jersey the 14th state in the nation to legalize gay marriage.

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