October 21, 2013 / 2:12 PM / in 4 years

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

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.Eduardo Munoz

(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.

Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst

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