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Chris Christie Vetoes Quick Wedding Bill

Couples will have to wait before rushing down the aisle when it comes to getting married in New Jersey.

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Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have eliminated the three-day waiting period for marriage licenses.

Christie says entering into a marriage or civil union requires careful deliberation and thoughtful consideration.

The bill’s sponsors thought it would have given Atlantic City a boost as a wedding destination similar to Las Vegas.

Christie says the bill would only facilitate “hasty marriages.”

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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