Christie withdrew his appeal to the legislation on Monday, nj.com reports.
He had filed the appeal after Superior Court judge Mary C. Jacobson ruled same-sex marriages could begin on Oct. 21.
On Monday, same-sex marriage ceremonies were held across the state, the largest of which took place in Newark, Jersey City and Elizabeth, according to nj.com.
Christie had filed a stay while his appeal was heard. His request was denied by Jacobson and the State Supreme Court. On Monday, he announced he would withdraw his appeal altogether, saying that the State Supreme Court “left no ambiguity” on the court’s opinion of the issue when they stated same-sex couples who are prohibited from getting married are not currently treated equally under the law, according to the report. The governor also criticized the court for getting directly involved in the issue.