Before Cory Booker heads to Washington, he plans to make history by presiding over New Jersey’s first same-sex wedding at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 21.
According to reports, the new Senator-elect will conduct at least 10 same-sex marriages as soon as the clock sticks midnight next Monday, the first day gay marriages will be legally allowed in the Garden State.
“The wedding planning is going into effect in Newark and other cities around New Jersey late this week as a result of Judge Mary Jacobson’s decision on Sept. 27 requiring that the state allow same-sex couples equal marriage rights,” Buzzfeed reports. “In her ruling, she stated that ‘same-sex couples must be allowed to marry in order to obtain equal protection of the law under the New Jersey Constitution.'”
“In order ‘to allow the State adequate time to prepare to effectuate this ruling or to pursue appellate remedies,’ she wrote, ‘the court directs that it take effect on October 21, 2013.'”
The ceremonies are scheduled to take place in the first floor rotunda of City Hall.
The Newark mayor, who won a U.S. Senate seat this week, is New Jersey’s first African-American senator and the only elected black Senator in the upper house.
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1. Kristin Kreuk
Booker admitted to being a big fan of "Smallville" & was delighted to find out that the show's star, Kristin Kreuk landed another role in CW's "Beauty & The Beast."
2. Kerry Washington
She plays a politician's lover on TV--ahem "Scandal," so Kerry Washington knows just how to handle a man of political power.
3. Leona Lewis
Has anyone ever her speak? I think Leona only sings, but Booker needs a woman that can just listen to him talk. I think that's exactly what he needs.
4. Sanaa Lathan
Sanaa Lathan is Hollywood A-list, but you never catch her in the middle of a scandal or bad press. She knows how to be in the spotlight, but stay hidden. Those are some great girlfriend qualities for Booker.
5. Mindy Kalling
Obviously Booker's a funny man. If you don't know, follow him on Twitter! Mindy Kalling is funnier and cuter than Booker, but she'd match his wits and would laugh it off if his schedule didn't make enough time for her.
6. Taraji P. Henson
Taraji's youthful spirit, killer good looks and equally as busy life would mesh well with Booker's. Taraji is always on the scene, but there's never any bad press. Just what Booker needs.
7. LisaRaye McCoy
Why not end up with a woman that knows how to be the wife of a public figure? *Kanye shrug*
8. Annika Marks
This up & coming actress is just...hot. For the sake of being shallow, Cory Booker could be one happy man, if it's only to look at Annika. But she's still new, so she's more than likely still a humble sweetheart. What's better than that?
9. Cassandra Freeman
Cassandra's first big break was playing Denzel Washington's wife in "Inside Man." So she knows a thing or two about being the better half of a powerful man. Perfect training for the role of Booker's boo.
10. Olivia Wilde
Sure she's a little young, but her vast experiences in life have given Wilde wisdom beyond her years. Her beauty is breathtaking and could potentially make Booker stop in his tracks and smell the roses or just appreciate the fact that he has one on his arm.