Supreme Court Ruled Same-Sex Couples Can Legally Marry Nationwide

First same-sex couples that married in Jersey City pictured with Mayor Steven Fulop – JCI file photo bu Mickey Mathis

Earlier today the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples can legally marry nationwide. It’s a historic day for LGBT rights and for full equality for all Americans. There are many Jersey City community activists and supporters that have worked tirelessly on this issue through the years. We as a community should be proud and grateful for their efforts as well as our shared contributions as a local community to this national change. Know that JCI is proud to stand with you and celebrate this victory. What an amazing way to end pride month and to kick off NYC Pride’s weekend festivities. Enjoy and be proud Jersey City!

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Note: JCI will publish more local coverage of the decision early next week.

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Catherine Hecht

is the owner of Harmony Media, NJ, the publisher of Jersey City Independent and blogs about urban gardening at dig a path. She's lived in Jersey City since 1999 and resides in the Heights section with her wife Beth Achenbach, they were the first couple to file as legal domestic partners in Jersey City. Cat has over 10 years experience in communications, marketing and publishing, she's studied anthropology, art history, woman & gender studies, botany, ethnobotany, and herbology and she is a graduate of the Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy. She is also is a community activist, registered voter, gay rights activist, art lover, gardener, environmentalist, and an animal advocate.