In a court ruling earlier today, Judge Mary Jacobson stated that same sex couples living in New Jersey will finally have the right to marry within the state! hit the jump for more detail!

Adriela Batista

Judge Jacobson ruled today that same sex couples can marry within New Jersey starting October 21st!

“This unequal treatment requires that New Jersey extend civil marriage to same-sex couples to satisfy equal protection guarantees of the New Jersy Constitution as interpreted by the New Jersey Supreme Court in Lewis,” wrote the judge. “Same-sex couples must be allowed to marry in order to obtain equal protection of the law under the New Jersey Constitution.”

“Jacobson said she made her decision in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on United States v. Windsor, but the ruling is likely to be appealed,” HuffPost reports.

This is definitely a win for same sex equality!