|Published:||Oct 18, 2013 11:23 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 18, 2013 11:23 PM EDT|
(AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he disagrees with it, but he will comply with a state Supreme Court ruling that makes same-sex marriage legal in the state starting Monday.
Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak says in a statement that the governor "firmly believes that this determination should be made by all the people of the state of New Jersey."
But he says the state Health Department will help towns carry out Friday's state Supreme Court ruling.
The court denied the Christie administration's request to delay a lower-court order that the state recognize same-sex marriage beginning Monday.