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Senator-Elect Cory Booker Marries 7 Gay Couples as Marriage Equality Begins in NJ: VIDEO


An excited Newark mayor and now Senator-elect Cory Booker married seven gay couples inside the rotunda at Newark City Hall just after midnight last night:

"It is officially past midnight, marriage is now equal in New Jersey," Booker said to applause and cheers.

Booker, who had never officiated a wedding since becoming Newark mayor in 2006, called the occasion one of "the greatest privileges and honors" and "one of the most magical moments" of his life.

Booker officiated the weddings inside the rotunda at Newark City Hall. Each couple also took turns cutting cake.

Watch Booker marry Orville Bell and Joseph Panessidi, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Let's sit back and watch as all the wingnuts start predicting the end of the earth due to marriage equality - again!

    Posted by: johnny | Oct 21, 2013 6:51:04 AM

  2. More exactly 5 gay and 2 straight couples. You can see the 2 straight couples at the beginning of the video.
    The article also says that Christi is playing a "bad, dumb, losing game".

    Posted by: simon | Oct 21, 2013 7:47:29 AM

  3. Cory Booker, will you marry me?

    Posted by: Clayton | Oct 21, 2013 8:39:33 AM

  4. Will Christie shoot off his big mouth again or will he keep it shut? Either way works for me.

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 21, 2013 9:26:48 AM

  5. @JACK M - Christie gave in this morning. He's out of it now. :)

    Posted by: Gigi | Oct 21, 2013 11:40:26 AM

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