October 21st, 2013
02:01 AM ET

Same-sex marriages start in New Jersey

Marsha Shapiro and Louise Walpin married each other for the third time early Monday. But this time, it was especially memorable: They were among the first to tie the knot after same-sex marriage became legal in New Jersey.

A rabbi first "married" the couple in 1992 in a Jewish ceremony. They married a second time in New York in August 2012 after same-sex marriage became legal there.

The third time was just after midnight Thursday in the Garden State. The couple helped pave the way there through a 2011 lawsuit that brought about the change. New Jersey now becomes the 14th state to recognize gay marriages.


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  1. Jeff Roem

    My name is Jeff Roem, and I approve this message.

    October 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Home of the deranged and insane @ dazzle!

    October 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dazzle ©

    @chrissy, it never ends.

    October 26, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Good gracious, are they ever going to update TJI? By the time they do, the couple in the story will be celebrating their first anniversary...

    October 26, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Lol @ banasy, or they will be divorced! Ok so no updates here calls for
    Todays Quirkey News: Someone donated a 2.5 pound bag of m a r i j u a n a to a Seattle thrift shop. Sing it, Macklemore!

    October 26, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      The first time they got "married" was in 1992; they've been married as long than I have...I think they're in it for the long run, chrissy. In any case, I hope TJI doesn't take that long to update!

      October 26, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Projecting again, Jeff?

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  7. banasy©

    As long as we're talking about fantasy, mine is that you get a Thorazine drip jammed where the sun doesn't shine.

    October 26, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Little Johnny wasn't very good at spelling. During an oral

    spelling exam, the teacher wrote the word "new" on the

    blackboard. "Now," she asked Johnny, "what word would we

    have if we placed a "K" in the front?"

    After a moment's reflection, Johnny said, "Canoe?"

    October 27, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
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