The Newark Normal

  • Aired:  10/21/13
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New Jersey legalizes gay marriage and Mayor Cory Booker officiates one of the first ceremonies. (3:34)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU SAW THIS.

OVER THE WEEKEND. VERY EXCITINGDEVELOPMENT IN MY HOME STATE.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT'SOFFICIALLY PASSED MIDNIGHT.

MARRIAGE IS EQUAL IN NEW JERSEY.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: LET'S GET READY TO

COUPLE!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]AT LONG LAST, PEOPLE FROM NEW

JERSEY CAN LEGALLY MARRY EACHOTHER.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS.

IT'S WEDDING DAY FOR HUNDREDS OFSAME SEX COUPLES IN NEW JERSEY.

GAY MARRIAGE NOW LEGAL INTHAT STATE.

>> Jon: THAT MAKES A LOT MORESENSE.

I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST THATPEOPLE FROM NEW JERSEY ARE

ALLOWED TO MARRY OTHER PEOPLEFROM NEW JERSEY.

YOU KNOW, I NOW PRONOUNCE YOUBADA BING AND BADA BOOM.

YOU MAY NOW BADA BING THE BADABOOM.

[ LAUGHTER ]APPARENTLY WHAT HAPPENED WAS

LAST MONTH A LOWER COURT JUDGERULED THAT NEW JERSEY HAD TO

ALLOW GAY MARRIAGES AND THESTATE SUPREME COURT RULED 7-0

THAT THEY HAD SO START TODAY.

WHY TODAY?

GREG AND MICHAEL AREN'T GETTINGANY YOUNGER.

IT WAS AN EXCITING NIGHT AND FEWMORE EXCITED THAT NEWARK MAYOR

AND SENATOR ELECT CORY BOOKER,W.HO OFFICIATED ONE OF THE FIRST

WEDDINGS.

>> I HAVE TO DO THIS BY LAW.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: IS THIS ONE OF THOSE

STOP AND FRISK DEALS?

IS THAT WHAT IS HAPPENING?

WHAT DOES HE HAVE TO DO BYLAW?

WHY IS HE EVEN TALKING ABOUT THELAW?

MAYBE I SHOULD JUST LET HIM -->> ALL RIGHT.

SO I HAVE TO DO THIS BY LAW ANDSO BEFORE WE EXCHANGE THE VOWS,

I MUST ASK IF THERE'S ANYONEPRESENT HERE TODAY THAT SHOULD

KNOW OF ANY REASON WHY JOSEPHAND ORVILLE SHOULD NOT BE

MARRIAGED -- MARRIED, SPEAK NOWOR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE.

>> Jon: IN NEW JERSEY THAT ISTHE LAW.

YOU ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO ASKIF ANYONE OBJECTS TO A WEDDING.

NOT JUST WEDDINGS IN NEW JERSEYYOU HAVE TO DO THAT FOR

EVERYTHING.

IT'S PART OF THE STATE'S YOU GOTA PROBLEM WITH THAT ACT 1794.

AT ANY BAR IN NEW JERSEY AT SOMEPOINT DURING THE NIGHT, SOMEBODY

LOOKS AT YOU AND SAYS DO YOUHAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT?

THEY DON'T WANT TO FIGHT THEYARE OBEYING THE LAW.

TIME FOR THE SPECIAL MOMENTTHEY'VE BEEN WAITING FOR ALL

THEIR LIVES.

>> DO YOU WISH TO BE JOINED INMARRIAGE.

>> YES.

YES.

>> YES.

>> AND I WISH TO JOIN YOU.

NOT IN MARRIAGE BUT JOIN YOUTOGETHER.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: TOO LATE IT ALREADY

GOT WEIRD SO.

>> I DECLARE JOSEPH AND ORVILLETO BE LAWFUL SPOUSES IN THE

STATE OF NEW JERSEY.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]YOU MAY KISS YOUR SPOUSE!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]ALL RIGHT!

>> Jon: GETTING WEIRDER!

>> ALL RIGHT!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]YOU MAY HUG YOUR MAYOR.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: LEAVE THEM ALONE.

IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU.

AND YOU THINK THAT'S BAD YOUSHOULD HAVE SEEN WHAT HAPPENED

DURING THEIR FIRST DANCE.

LET THEM GO!

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

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