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Judge Mary Jacobson, Author of Ruling Allowing Same-Sex Marriages, Sets Retirement

New Jersey Law Journal

June 08, 2021

Thomas Prol is quoted in this New Jersey Law Journal article about Mercer County Superior Court Assignment Judge Mary Jacobson's retirement.

As seen in the article, "Mercer County Assignment Judge Mary Jacobson, who has ruled on some of New Jersey’s highest-profile cases, is retiring after 20 years on the bench."

"Jacobson’s 2013 ruling in Garden State Equality v. Dow cleared the way for same-sex couples to wed."

"In ruling in Garden State Equality that the Legislature’s remedy of civil unions was not the same as marriage, Jacobson exhibited 'a certain empathy in her ruling that extends beyond a strict reading of the law,' said Thomas Prol, a Sills Cummis & Gross lawyer who was a founding executive committee member of the plaintiff civil rights group."