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Governor Christie vetoes quick wedding bill

Friday, June 14, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie

(AP Photo / (AP Photo/Curt Hudson))

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

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."

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