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NJ Gov. Christie says yes to gay marriage, drops challenge

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 file photograph, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question in Trenton, N.J. Christie has dropped his appeal to legalized same-sex marriages in New Jersey. In an email sent Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, the governor's office says it submitted a formal withdrawal to the state Supreme Court Monday morning. Last month, a lower-court judge ruled that New Jersey must recognize gay marriages starting Monday. Gay couples began exchanging vows shortly after midnight. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Angela Delli Santi, Geoff Mulvihill, The Associated Press
Oct 21 2013 - 9:17am

TRENTON, N.J.-- Gov. Chris Christie dropped his legal challenge to same-sex marriages on Monday, removing the possibility that the vows of couples who began getting married hours earlier could be undone by a court.New Jersey became the 14th state to allow gay marriages Monday, three days after the state Supreme Court unanimously rejected Christie'...

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