“Today is an exciting day for us and for thousands of committed gay and lesbian couples in New Jersey,” remarked Shayne Miller who also serves as Director of Press and Public Relations for Millburn’s Paper Mill Playhouse.
Mayor Sandra Haimoff, who has performed several civil unions, said she would be "delighted" to perform any same-sex marriages for residents in town who asked her.
The couple plans to wed before a judge in the next few weeks and celebrate with family and friends in Millburn as a result of Friday’s State Supreme Court ruling upholding a trail judge’s decision to allow civil marriages for same-sex couples to start on Oct. 21.
Under New Jersey law, all people wishing to be married must file a marriage license application at least 72 hours in advance of the ceremony. Any couples who filed the appropriate state-required paperwork on Saturday will be able to be legally married Tuesday.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker was among those officiating same-sex marriages.
Gov. Chris Christie dropped his appeal of the court ruling Monday to allow gay marriage in the state.
Miller added, “The separate, but not equal status of civil unions is now behind us and we are thrilled to have the same benefits, rights and responsibilities of every other married couple in New Jersey.”