Cory Booker plans to marry 10 gay couples on Monday

Sat. October 19, 2013 10:18 AM by Carlos Santoscoy

Newark, NJ - Senator-elect Cory Booker, the current Democratic mayor of Newark, New Jersey, plans to marry several gay and lesbian couples at the stroke of midnight on Monday.

According to BuzzFeed, Booker will marry the couples in the first floor rotunda of Newark City Hall.

While the New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal to a lower court's order legalizing gay marriage in New Jersey, it has yet to weigh in on a request to delay Monday's implementation of the ruling.

At least 10 couples and their families are preparing to participate in Monday's event.

Several other cities also began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Friday in anticipation of Monday's start.

On Wednesday, Booker, a strong supporter of marriage equality, won a special election to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.

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