Gay Marriage NJ

September 27, 2013 - 8:35 PM
Cindy Meneghin, right, kisses her partner Maureen Kilian, both from Butler, N.J., during a rally at Garden State Equality in Montclair, N.J., hours after a Superior Court Judge ruled that New Jersey is unconstitutionally denying federal benefits to gay couples and must allow them to marry, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Meneghin has been with Kilian for 39 years. Judge Mary Jacobson ruled it legal for gay couples to marry in the state beginning Oct. 21, 2013. The ruling comes after a group of gay marriage supporters sued the state in July, days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of a law that blocked the federal government from granting benefits to gay couples. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)