Cory Booker pretty excited about performing same sex marriages tonight

posted at 6:31 pm on October 20, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

Say what you will about newly minted US Senator Cory Booker, you won’t have to sit around wondering where he stands or how he will vote on various issues of the day. One of these has come into immediate focus and been the subject of early speculation about his future plans. The New Jersey Supreme Court moved to uphold the launch of gay marriages this weekend, refusing to grant a stay requested by the Governor. That cleared the way for the nuptials to begin at midnight, and Senator Elect Booker will be deep in the thick of it.

Before Senator-elect Cory Booker comes to Washington, he plans to start the ball rolling on marriage equality in New Jersey by marrying several same-sex couples at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, BuzzFeed has learned.

Multiple advocates in New Jersey confirmed that the Newark mayor who just won election to the Senate on Wednesday plans to conduct weddings in the first floor rotunda of Newark City Hall after the clock strikes midnight.

For most politicians with national aspirations, there might be a bit of a difference between saying you’d consider supporting gay marriage and actually voting for it. But it’s another step even beyond there to rush out one minute after the starting gun and start performing them yourself. Sadly for some of his fans, however, not everyone found it to be such smooth sailing to the alter.

Advocates and others are claiming that the state of New Jersey did not give ample instructions to town clerks and others on how to administer marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Same-sex marriages were scheduled to begin Monday at 12:01 a.m. The New Jersey Supreme Court last week refused to delay a lower court order for the state to start recognizing marriages. The case, however, is still on appeal.

Several couples planned to marry minutes after the state began recognizing the unions. Yet other said they had not been able to get a license. New Jersey law requires that couples wait three days between obtaining a license and getting married.

“There’s a lot of mass confusion and it boils down to the fact that the state should have issued guidance a week ago,” said Troy Stevenson, executive director of Garden State Equality.

No word yet on whether or not Booker will go ahead and marry anyone without a license and the rest of the required documentation. But once he gets settled in to his seat in the Senate, there will be little doubt where he stands on the matter should the question rise to the federal level. And even less question if this same mayor with essentially no other experience on his resume rises to the Executive Branch. (What… did you think I was kidding?)


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I’ve always wanted to attend a gay union of two imaginary lesbian friends.

So totally #jealous!

Jeddite on October 20, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Isn’t Cory Booker gay himself?

OmahaConservative on October 20, 2013 at 6:37 PM

His own?

Yep, OC, I always thought so.

LegendHasIt on October 20, 2013 at 6:49 PM

So gay, and silly.

Pork-Chop on October 20, 2013 at 6:49 PM

OmahaConservative on October 20, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Nah… tranny hookers.

Or so I’ve heard.

CPT. Charles on October 20, 2013 at 6:49 PM

everal couples planned to marry minutes after the state began recognizing the unions. Yet other said they had not been able to get a license. New Jersey law requires that couples wait three days between obtaining a license and getting married.

However will they be able to have sex without getting married…

Scandalous.

Next up… mistress registrations…

Skywise on October 20, 2013 at 6:52 PM

So, any chance Booker might try to run for President in 2016? Obama started his run just after joining the Senate. Just sayin….

sydneyjane on October 20, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Why?

I can understand to a point people being okay with homos marrying? By why the over the top crap like this? No way could I sit there with a straight face and oversee a couple of shemans or dudes that talk/act like women getting married.

Why do these people feel the need to go over the top and do stuff like this, or say “oh look how cute that couple looks” as if there is anything cute about two dudes or two she-dudes….

bucsox79 on October 20, 2013 at 7:11 PM

However will they be able to have sex without getting married…

Scandalous.

Next up… mistress registrations…

Well, can you really call what they do “sex” in the first place? They cant even have real sex. They have to resort to perversions, an exit hole, toys. Their sex is not even close to real.

bucsox79 on October 20, 2013 at 7:14 PM

sydneyjane on October 20, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Schadenfreude and others here at HA have been saying for months that he will likely be the one to receive 0bama’s support for 2016, if 0bama himself doesn’t bypass the 22nd Amendment somehow.

Birds of a feather in more ways than one, if you get my drift.

Although I think that if The Mooch decides that she will run so as to not have to have the taxpayer funded Lobster and Wagyu train, she might run, despite how much she hates living in Whitey’s House.

LegendHasIt on October 20, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Sorry for the OT, Jazz, but Palin has a blistering indictment of Obamacare up at Brietbart’s Big Gov’t. Can’t link it because iPad.

John the Libertarian on October 20, 2013 at 7:22 PM

He should find a nice heshe and settle down.

Akzed on October 20, 2013 at 7:24 PM

“We want church and state separate! Except when it comes to gay marriage. Then we want the state to make marriage a right!”
–Lib

Gatsu on October 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM

No such thing as gay ‘marriage’. The state can claim anything it wants. Claiming it doesn’t make it true.
Marriage is one man+one woman. Period. Nothing else.
*I AM a STRONG supporter of civil unions-but gay marriage needs to be treated the same way as any woman who claims to be a ‘rabbi’ or ‘reverend’… as illegitimate.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 20, 2013 at 7:31 PM

I agree with Twerp.

SparkPlug on October 20, 2013 at 7:33 PM

I agree with Twerp.

SparkPlug on October 20, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Seconded.

Skywise on October 20, 2013 at 7:38 PM

John the Libertarian on October 20, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Her you go:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/20/Sarah-Palin-Exclusive-Op-Ed-DC-Corrupt-Bastards-Club

esr1951 on October 20, 2013 at 7:38 PM

They jump the gun while it is still on appeal, so that they can argue in the future that you can’t take away marriage licenses from people already married. See California for example.

I have given up on this area. Polygamy is coming down the pipe as well, especially with states like Massachusetts, California, and Florida ruling that there can be more than two parents.

If that is the case, the case will be made that if there is more than two parents- isn’t it better that those parents are “married.”

melle1228 on October 20, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Thanks esr1951.

John the Libertarian on October 20, 2013 at 7:49 PM

BUTTSEX! Give us more BUTTSEX!!!

- America the fallen

Lanceman on October 20, 2013 at 7:52 PM

Isn’t Cory Booker gay himself?

OmahaConservative on October 20, 2013 at 6:37 PM

First thing I was thinking. He’s gotta be queer, right?

Jaibones on October 20, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Isn’t Cory Booker gay himself?
OmahaConservative on October 20, 2013 at 6:37 PM

I assumed he was. Didn’t he refuse to answer the question already?

I bet he is waiting to “come out” in a big, highly publicized way. He will probably do it on the floor of the US Senate, or something like that. Likely has it all planned out.

bluegill on October 20, 2013 at 8:04 PM

*I AM a STRONG supporter of civil unions-but gay marriage needs to be treated the same way as any woman who claims to be a ‘rabbi’ or ‘reverend’… as illegitimate.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 20, 2013 at 7:31 PM

AMEN, darlin’

OmahaConservative on October 20, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Who cares? The genie’s out of the bottle. If two dudes want to play house, just let them. This is all just a boon for divorce lawyers. If being gay is so freaking cool, how come we never see fatso and faggy kissing on Modern Family?

teacherman on October 20, 2013 at 8:26 PM

BUTTSEX! Give us more BUTTSEX!!!

- America the fallen

Lanceman on October 20, 2013 at 7:52 PM

Pretty much sums it up.

Cleombrotus on October 20, 2013 at 8:31 PM

So, any chance Booker might try to run for President in 2016? Obama started his run just after joining the Senate. Just sayin….

sydneyjane on October 20, 2013 at 7:09 PM

…someone has to beat Queen Hillary again… in the primary!

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2013 at 9:00 PM

What was once farce is now daily life.

Laughter is the only response to this lunacy.

profitsbeard on October 20, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Both the Illinois and Hawaii legislatures will be debating marriage bills this week. If all goes as it should, we’ll have two more states by November!

ZachV on October 20, 2013 at 9:17 PM

ZachV on October 20, 2013 at 9:17 PM

If it goes as it ‘should’ those bills will fail!

annoyinglittletwerp on October 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

What a phony! All libs are phony.

Sherman1864 on October 20, 2013 at 10:01 PM

While I support Cory Booker’s support of gay marriage, I do think we should follow all the laws. If there is supposed to be a three day delay, let there be a three day delay.

At least in Cory Booker’s case, I believe he means well. This is quite the contrast to the traitor to America currently in the White House.

thuja on October 20, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Cory Booker’s Wikipedia page is weirdly odd about is possible status as a “gay”

J_Crater on October 20, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Both the Illinois and Hawaii legislatures will be debating marriage bills this week. If all goes as it should, we’ll have two more states by November!

ZachV on October 20, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Yay sodomy? You bunch are a queer lot.

Murphy9 on October 20, 2013 at 11:24 PM

New Jersey law requires that couples wait three days between obtaining a license and getting married.

Laws are only to be followed when they pertain to forcing people to buy government-approved health insurance.

Otherwise… do what thou wilt.

/Leftists

mankai on October 21, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Clearly Senator Elect Booker intends on packaging himself as the first Black and Gay American to become our President. Not hyperbole, this is exactly how this will play out. Heard it hear first. Next move is the coming out….

AYNBLAND on October 21, 2013 at 1:06 AM

So, any chance Booker might try to run for President in 2016? Obama started his run just after joining the Senate. Just sayin….

sydneyjane on October 20, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Yes, Booker is running. And yes he will win the nomination.

Hillary will be thrown under the bus by the Democrats just like they did in 07. One positive…the Clintons may disappear from the public eye..but then again we won’t be that lucky

Booker was ‘appointed’ a while ago.

Redford on October 21, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Booker was ‘appointed’ a while ago.
Redford on October 21, 2013 at 8:01 AM

You noticed that too?

Cleombrotus on October 21, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Yup lets focus on the problems in our country….nope, lets focus on flushing morality down the toilet even more….stupid voters, just like Minnesota voters, stupid….

crosshugger on October 21, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Booker was ‘appointed’ a while ago.
Redford on October 21, 2013 at 8:01 AM

You noticed that too?

Cleombrotus on October 21, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Yes, a few years ago….

Redford on October 21, 2013 at 9:36 AM

So, any chance Booker might try to run for President in 2016? Obama started his run just after joining the Senate. Just sayin….

sydneyjane on October 20, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Yes, Booker is running. And yes he will win the nomination.

Hillary will be thrown under the bus by the Democrats just like they did in 07. One positive…the Clintons may disappear from the public eye..but then again we won’t be that lucky

Booker was ‘appointed’ a while ago.

Redford on October 21, 2013 at 8:01 AM

And Booker will lose the general. The next president will be a Republican politician from Florida with strong connections to the Latino vote. Take your pick as to which man that is.

The Bringer on October 21, 2013 at 10:38 AM

The next president will be a Republican politician from Florida with strong connections to the Latino vote. Take your pick as to which man that is.
The Bringer on October 21, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Is that a threat or just a warning?

LegendHasIt on October 21, 2013 at 9:52 PM