Sorry, Jersey Gays: Your Marriage Lawsuit Has To Try Harder to Reach the State Supreme Court

In a 3-3 vote (one seat remains open after Gov. Chris Christie refused to appoint a new justice), New Jersey’s Supreme Court chose not to hear a same-sex marriage case from six gay couples, declining the lawsuit — which argues the state’s civil unions laws are not good enough — before it snakes through lower courts. This, even though the Supreme Court ruled 4-3 in 2006 that lawmakers must grant gay couples equal rights and benefits.