In late November, Newark Mayor Cory Booker explained his support for marriage equality via Twitter after a constituent asked why he never officiated weddings at City Hall. Mayor Booker expanded upon this anecdote and talked about his support for marriage equality at a reception for Freedom to Marry in New York City last Friday.
"When I was first elected mayor, I told my mother that I was not going to marry anybody. My mom said, 'Please marry somebody, please!'" Mayor Booker told the audience, laughing. "I said that's not what I'm talking about. I'm not going to conduct any marriages as mayor until everyone in my state is allowed to marry."
Mayor Booker went on to deliver a rousing speech on equality and social justice. "We must prove to ourselves that every person in this country, no matter what your background," said the mayor. "Left, right, black, white, gay, straight, can enjoy the fundamentals of equality. This is our destiny."
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