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South Jersey residents react to gay marriage ruling

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You can mark this down as a win for same–sex supporters, and advocates...at least for now. As New Jersey's Supreme Court, came to a ruling Friday allowing same– sex marriages to begin in the Garden State.

"Its great for them. Everyone has the right to get married and if they want to get married they should," says a Pleasantville woman.

"It's good that our state finally is joining with many other states, and being a little less closed–minded about the gay marriage," explains a Ocean City woman.

"If people are happy and that's what they want to do, then they should have the right to do what they want," says a Absecon man.

Governor Christie's administration, requested the state hold–off on marrying gay couples, as an appeal on the issue is set to be heard, possibly in January. But, Friday's ruling means marriages can begin on Monday.

"I have a lot of friends that are gay and I have family members that are also, and they have a new life now," claims the Pleasantville woman.

"I think it's a great thing. I think that being against gay marriage is a thing of the past," explains an Atlantic City woman.

"I don't disagree with it, I mean it is what it is. People have their own things that they want to do," explains the Absecon man.

Governor Christie said Friday, that while he disagrees with the ruling, he will comply with the state Supreme Court's decision. Christie has said, he wants to leave the decision in the hands of the people of New Jersey. Although a few people, who did not want to go on camera, disagreed with gay marriage, many of the residents we spoke with Friday night are happy with the state's ruling.

"Hopefully the rest of the country will look at New Jersey in a more positive way, to show that we're not as closed minded anymore," says an Ocean City woman.

"They honestly deserve it. They've been fighting for years, and now they have it, and good for them, very good for them," says the Pleasantville woman.

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