(WBFF/CNN) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is dropping an appeal to a court ruling allowing same-sex marriages in the state.
Christie's office released a statement saying the state Supreme Court showed where it stood when it ruled on Friday to allow same-sex marriages to go forward.
The Republican governor has long said he opposes weddings for gay and lesbian couples.
But, according to the statement from his office Monday, Christie recognizes "same-sex marriage is the law" in his state and he "will do his constitutional duty" to enforce it.
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