Questions Remain On Gay Marriage In NJ - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Questions Remain On Gay Marriage In NJ

Posted: Updated:
NEW JERSEY (AP) - Gay marriage is now legal in New Jersey, but questions linger about some of the details.
    
State officials say civil unions remain in effect and aren't converted automatically to marriages, so same-sex couples who want to tie the knot will need to obtain marriage licenses.
    
It isn't so clear whether gay couples legally married in other states automatically are considered married in New Jersey. Gay rights advocates say the state attorney general should issue a legal opinion saying that's the case, but that hasn't happened yet.
    
Gay rights groups and lawmakers are discussing whether to push a law that would address those issues and others.
    
Same-sex marriage became legal Monday as a result of a court order. New Jersey is the 14th state to recognize gay marriage.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • National NewsMore>>

  • Mad Minute stories from Thursday, November 16th

    Mad Minute stories from Thursday, November 16th

    Friday, November 17 2017 2:00 AM EST2017-11-17 07:00:20 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, November 16th.

    More >>

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Thursday, November 16th.

    More >>
  • Trump to host NCAA champions at White House Friday

    Trump to host NCAA champions at White House Friday

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:05 AM EST2017-11-17 05:05:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is set to host collegiate sports championship teams at the White House Friday. The White House says NCAA teams will attend a reception at the executive mansion, but has not provided a list of the teams attending. Trump hosted the 2016 NCAA football champion Clemson Tigers at the White House in June. The University of North Carolina's 2017 national championship men's basketball team said earlier this year it could not agree on a d...

    More >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is set to host collegiate sports championship teams at the White House Friday. The White House says NCAA teams will attend a reception at the executive mansion, but has not provided a list of the teams attending. Trump hosted the 2016 NCAA football champion Clemson Tigers at the White House in June. The University of North Carolina's 2017 national championship men's basketball team said earlier this year it could not agree on a d...

    More >>
  • Suspect dances for Texas officers before police dog ends jig

    Suspect dances for Texas officers before police dog ends jig

    Thursday, November 16 2017 8:02 PM EST2017-11-17 01:02:37 GMT
    Suspect dances for Texas officers before police dog ends jigSuspect dances for Texas officers before police dog ends jig

    HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - A man who led police on a nearly 20-mile chase through Houston was taken into custody only after dancing for a time once he stepped out of his car. The unidentified suspect came to a stop early Thursday before striking spike strips police had laid across Interstate 45. He eventually complied with police orders to step out of his car but rather than lay on the ground, the man began a dance with arms above his head. The episode concluded when a police do...

    More >>

    HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - A man who led police on a nearly 20-mile chase through Houston was taken into custody only after dancing for a time once he stepped out of his car. The unidentified suspect came to a stop early Thursday before striking spike strips police had laid across Interstate 45. He eventually complied with police orders to step out of his car but rather than lay on the ground, the man began a dance with arms above his head. The episode concluded when a police do...

    More >>