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.


Filed under: Politics • U.S.
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  1. banasy©

    Uh huh. Please read Mathew 7:1-5. Also, please note that the conversation is about civil marriage in a secular country. Mathew 19 says nothing about gays. In fact, Jesus said NADA about gays. Period.

    October 22, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Rabble

    georgeiii was an anglican fool who wanted to squash a budding nation...if it wasnt for the french we would be flying the union jack with the queen's head on our currency....thank god for the french hatred of the brits!

    October 22, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      What does that have to do with civil marriage? Nothing. Oh, by the way, Henry VIII declared himself the head of the CoE. Papacy=Pope. Are you positing that the head of the CoE today, Elizabeth the II, is Pope Elizabeth? Absurd.
      And I read many of the writings of the FF, including many of the Federalist Papers. What have I lied about? Be very specific. Very specific. Otherwise, you insults come off as a childish effort to detract from the fact that you haven't a clue as to what you're talking about.

      October 22, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      That has nothing to do with the conversation. And Papacy=Pope. The Monarchs of England are the heads of the CoE; that's what they're called, NOT Pope Elizabeth II.
      Please read the 1st Amendment and the 14th Amendment, and please understand that THIS is what I'm talking about.

      October 22, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Papacy=Pope. The heads of the Anglican Church are the Monarchs of England. Pope Elizabeth? Not hardly.

      October 22, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Sorry for the duplicate posts. They were under moderation.

      October 22, 2013 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Fat Racist

    There's been instances of twinks in my life trying to warm up to me. Soon as they find out I'm taken they start to cry. Wah wah

    October 22, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol @ rupert, stewed chicken wings and prunes! Omg too freakin funny!

    October 22, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    WOW! That takes alot of nerve to thank G O D for the h a t r e d of someone! Didn't your mama teach you that G O D don't like u g l y???

    October 22, 2013 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Yea me too. Cnn is really on the ball tonite!

    October 22, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Dang rascal did someone tinkle in your wheaties or what today? And they aint censorin comments all that well cuz youve had some iffy ones yourself!!!

    October 22, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Ya know i woulda never believed there was anyone that could be like hamsta but boy was i wrong. And @ banasy i sincerely apologise to you for ever doubting you. You told me and i didnt believe it. I will never doubt you again.

    October 23, 2013 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. rupert

    Beep. Beep. Its 5:22
    Wake up.

    October 23, 2013 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  10. rupert

    Cnn. U delete me one more time and i will jump off the brooklyn bridge

    October 23, 2013 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  11. rupert

    Banasy. There were no gay people in those days.

    October 23, 2013 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Arlington

      Wow. You're really uneducated, aren't you?

      October 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. rupert

    Snooze button.

    October 23, 2013 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
    • rupert

      Its true arlington. The first gay people didnt start coming out until 200 years later. Alexander the great was one of the first recorded gays in world history

      October 23, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The first gay couple in history is commonly regarded as Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, an ancient Egyptian male couple, who lived around 2400 BCE.

      October 23, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Make that recorded history. Apologies.

      October 23, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Alexander the Great died in June 323 BCE. Ge most certainly wasn't one of the first recorded gay people in world history, as I just posted above. He was A gay in recorded history; certainly one of the most famous.

      October 23, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • This justin

      Use your best Morgan Freeman impersonation: The U.S. A., A country that almost got it right. It used to be free. People made their own decisions, They made their own way. THEY ONCE BUILT THEIR WAY OF LIFE with there own hands. They were a proud people, a nation of thinkers and doers, and dreamers. THEN one day, A man who one the electoral college became president, Obama was his name, I man of mystery, A man neither black nor white, Some say he was from Hawaii, Some say from Kenya. No one knows really, All we know is, is that this MAN with no MEDICAL TRAINING what so ever, decided that the American people could no longer make their own decisions, That Medical Professionals who deserved the fruits of their labor, could no longer practice to be the best. They were not allowed to research, develop and practice to save lives. AND once more the LEMMINGS of the great country of the U.S.A. followed their leader. .............

      MAN I could listen to Morgan Freeman Speak ALL DAY LONG!:

      October 23, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Babalooixnay

      More tea with that whine? What a load of crap Wonder if the election hadn't been stolen in 2000 by a chickenhawk if we'd be in the mess we're in?

      October 23, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Babalooixnay

      Those who deny history are bound to repeat it. The TP LIES must be stopped. They ADMIT they lie! They ADMIT it, and are unapologetic. Woe to this country if the RABID RATS of the TPers EVER come into power in the WH.

      October 23, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Now HOW do you KNOW there were no gay people in those days? With all the phobes in todays society you just gotta figure there were a heckuvalot more back then!

    October 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • rupert

      @ chrissy. Disagree
      No chrissy. There were no gays back then

      October 23, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Then why would gay behavior be prohibited for Levite priests in the OT if it "didn't happen back then?" Hello? S&G, anyone?
      Absurd. Gay people have existed since time immortal. Just stop.

      October 23, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      200 years after what?

      October 23, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Two drunks are walking along. One drunk says to the other, "What a beautiful night, look at the moon."

    The other drunk stops and looks at his drunken friend, "You are wrong. That's not the moon, that's the sun."

    Both started arguing for a while when they came upon another drunk walking, so they stopped him. "Sir, could you please help settle our argument? Tell us what that thing is up in the sky that's shining. Is it the moon or the sun?"

    The third drunk looked at the sky and then looked at them and said, "Sorry, I don't live around here."

    October 23, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • rupert

      No. no gay people until 2400 b.c.

      October 23, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • rupert

      U know banasy. 200 years later from what U mentioned

      October 23, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      What did I mention?

      October 23, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Lmao cute @ bobcat! I so needed that, thank you very much.

    October 23, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • rupert

      The first gay couple were two gay guys in egypt found in a tomb. They were mum.mies.
      Can we say mum.mies?
      They were holding hands but de ad.
      Year was 2400 b.c.
      So there. The proff is in the pudding.

      October 23, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      We agree, essentially, that the first RECORDED episode, (not their bodies but hieroglyphic inscriptions on their tomb) was in 2400 BCE. It existed before then, you may be sure. It just wasn't RECORDED. SO? What is your point?

      October 23, 2013 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
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