New Jersey

Questions, answers on same-sex marriage in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. - Gay marriage is now legal in New Jersey, but questions remain about some of the details.

State officials said civil unions remain in effect and are not converted automatically to marriages, so same-sex couples who want to be married will need to obtain marriage licenses.

It is not so clear whether gay couples legally married in other states automatically are considered married in New Jersey.

Gay rights advocates said the state attorney general should put out a legal opinion saying that's the case, but that has not happened yet.

Gay rights groups and lawmakers are discussing whether to push a law that would address those issues and others.

Same-sex marriage became legal Monday as a result of a court order.

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