The state of New Jersey has not met the requirements of a 2006 state Supreme Court ruling ordering equal treatment for gay and lesbian couples and therefore must legalize same-sex marriages, according to a petition from Lambda Legal to the high court. "We come back to the court to turn equal rights on paper to equal rights in the real," said Hayley Gorenberg, Lambda Legal's deputy legal director. "We're asking the court to enforce its order -- to give equality, which must be marriage."

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