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Booker to Reportedly Make Big Changes in New Jersey

U.S. Senate-elect Cory Booker

By Paige Lavender    

Senator-elect Cory Booker (D-N.J.) conducted same-sex marriages in New Jersey at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 21, the first day gay marriages will be legally allowed in the state, BuzzFeed reports.

Judge Mary Jacobson of the Mercer County Superior Court ruled in September that gay couples can marry in the Garden State. Jacobson later denied a request from Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to delay the start of gay marriage in the state until after a legal appeal is final.

BuzzFeed reports Booker, currently serving as mayor of Newark, will conduct weddings in the first floor rotunda of City Hall after the clock strikes midnight.

Booker won’t be the first well-known figure to officiate a same-sex wedding. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated the wedding of Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser and economist John Roberts in August.

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