Newark Mayor Cory Booker Told Gay Marriage 'Unlawful in Eyes of God and Jesus Christ;' Says Objection Not 'Substantive or Worthy'
Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker, recently elected to the U.S. Senate and a keynote speaker at the Christian Catalyst conference in Atlanta earlier this month, had a protester removed from City Hall Monday after the man responded to his call for objections to a gay wedding ceremony by yelling that the marriage was "unlawful in the eyes of God and Jesus Christ."
"OK, ladies and gentlemen, it is officially past midnight. Marriage is equal in New Jersey," Booker bellowed to a crowd of spectators, civic officials, and gay and lesbian couples waiting to tie the knot while gathered early Monday morning at Newark's City Hall.
Booker noted the "great privilege" he felt in being able to participate in the first same-sex marriage ceremonies in the state since "marriage" was legally redefined to include gay and lesbian couples....