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U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker to officiate N.J. gay weddings

Friday, October 18, 2013

NEWARK, N.J. — U.S. Sen.-elect Cory Booker says he will officiate at weddings of both gay and heterosexual couples as the mayor of Newark now that New Jersey is allowing same-sex marriage.

Booker said in a statement Friday that he is excited to marry couples at City Hall starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

Cory Booker

Julio Cortez, AP
Newark Mayor Cory Booker talks to supporters during an election night victory party after winning a special election for the U.S. Senate, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.

On Friday, New Jersey’s highest court ruled unanimously to uphold an order that gay weddings must start Monday and to deny a delay sought by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.

The Newark mayor was elected Wednesday to the U.S. Senate and has been a strong supporter of gay rights. He says he has refused all requests to officiate marriages for the past seven years on principle.

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18 more reader comments:

  1. Cool :), I like this guy

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 10:36pm
  2. YES!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 10:36pm
  3. Go Cory!! Doin Jersey Proud

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 10:38pm
  4. He makes me proud to have been born in Jersey. Unlike that FAT fuck Christie!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:00pm
  5. Congrats!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:03pm
  6. Love me some Cory!!!!

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:04pm
  7. Work it, Mr. Senator.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:19pm
  8. Love him so much! Donated to his campaign even though I live in FL. I’ll donate to his presidential campaign someday too.

    Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:28pm
  9. You Are Awesome Cory Booker , Senator Booker Excuse Me :) Congrates

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:28am
  10. <3

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:45am
  11. They should make Christie throw flowers at the newly weds.

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:49am
  12. I love me some Booker.

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 7:28am
  13. Awesome!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:59pm
  14. Thata boy Cory!!!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 3:03pm
  15. :)

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8:23pm
  16. I really like this guy!

    Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 9:32pm
  17. Yea, Cory! Huge ally… He is the perfect officiant. Bless him for calling out the bigot Christie early and often for being the one impediment to making NJ decent on this issue. Best wishes to the near newlyweds!!!!!!

    Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 12:52am
  18. Nice!

    Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 2:41pm