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Senator-elect Cory Booker to perform gay weddings when New Jersey allows same-sex marriage Monday

ASSOCIATED PRESS

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.

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 this week 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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