NJ Judge Pressed to Legalize Immorality

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -

Lawyers for both sides laid out their cases to a judge Thursday on whether she should order New Jersey to legalize immorality in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court DOMA ruling. Judge Mary Jacobson gave both sides time to provide more information in writing and said that she would not rule on the issue before September.

Kevin Jesperson, a state assistant attorney general, told the judge that the federal government should recognize existing state law as sufficient to satisfy the DOMA ruling. If federal agencies don’t do that, he said, the plaintiffs should sue, not the state.