New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) administration announced Monday morning that it will drop its challenge to a court decision legalizing gay marriage – a decision that assures that same-sex marriages that were set to be performed starting Monday will be valid going forward.

The case was set to be argued in January, but the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Friday that same-sex couples could wed starting Monday.

In its ruling, the court also suggested that the Christie administration’s case was unlikely to succeed – a fact that Christie’s office cited while dropping its case Monday.