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Christie Withdraws Gay Marriage Appeal as Couples Wed

Hours after New Jersey’s first same-sex weddings began amid flowers and camera flashes, Republican Governor Chris Christie withdrew his legal objections, saying courts had made their position clear.

Christie, a possible 2016 presidential candidate who is seeking re-election as governor Nov. 5, lost a bid last week to block the ceremonies. His administration submitted a formal letter of withdrawal to the state Supreme Court today.