Meredith Greenberg, left, and Leora Perlman hold hands as they stand with Rabbi Nadav Damnit, center, during their wedding ceremony Monday on a pier in Jersey City, N.J. The couple were married by Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, whose face is blocked. Monday was the first day that gay couples were legally allowed to marry in the state after a court ruling handed down last week. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had initially indicated that he would appeal the decision, but his office announced Monday that he would not do so.