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Here are two takes on that ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court:
1) "NJ Court Stops Short of Gay Marriage OK"
2) "N.J. Court Opens Door to Gay Marriage"
The first one appeared on Forbes.com yesterday as a headline to an Associated Press article written by Geoff Mulvihill. The second one? It also appeared on Forbes.com yesterday as a headline to an Associated Press article written by Geoff Mulvihill. Both are the truth, but, because of that very fact, neither is the whole truth.
As Zach indicates, this decision has major political implications, although those implications would be more clear-cut had the court simply legalized gay marriage. As it stands, if the second interpretation is what sinks in, you can expect conservatives to be angered and energized. If it's the first one, the ruling won't have much of an impact.
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