It’s a celebration, b*tches!
As gay marriage became legal in New Jersey at 12:01 Monday morning, everyone’s favorite Newark superhero mayor and new Senate-elect Cory Booker officiated nine weddings (seven same-sex and two heterosexual) at City Hall.
“It is officially past midnight, marriage is equal in New Jersey,” Booker told the crowd to kick off the ceremony.
The celebrations included some tears of joy and happiness, but it wouldn’t be a real wedding without the drama. While Booker was marrying the first couple (Joseph Panessidi and Orville Bell) a protestor screamed from the crowd:
“This is unlawful in the eyes of God and Jesus Christ.”
The wedding crasher was promptly removed by police.
As Booker continued speaking, “…not hearing any substantive and worthy objections,” thunderous applause erupted.
The rest of the ceremonies went off without a hitch, ending in lots of love, some tears from the mayor, and some popped bottles of apple cider.
Later, during an interview, Booker had this to say about his participation in the historic event:
“I wasn’t going to marry anybody, if I couldn’t marry everybody,” he said in an interview afterwards.
Now, let’s talk about your own wedding, Mr. Booker. Because I think we can all agree that the unmarried Senate-elect is just perfect.
Congratulations to the newlyweds!
SOURCE: NJ | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty