New Jersey becomes 13th state to allow same sex marriage
On Monday, the state of New Jersey became the 13th state to recognize same-sex marriage.
Dozens of couples lined up at City Hall just after midnight to unite as one.
Senate-elect and Newark Mayor Cory Booker performed the ceremonies.
Booker had previously refused to officiate any weddings in his capacity as mayor until same-sex couples were allowed to marry as well. He married seven same-sex couples as well as two opposite-sex couples in a ceremony at City Hall.
While the first wedding was in progress, a heckler interrupted, stating that the union was “unlawful in the name of God.” He was soon escorted out.
Check out a video of Booker marrying Orville Bell and Josephy Panessidi below:
So far six same-sex couples and one heterosexual couple have got married.
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