In response to the ruling by Judge Mary Jacobson on Friday legalizing same-sex marriage in New Jersey, the mayor of Lambertville says he plans to officiate the state’s first legal gay marriage, reports Andy Towle of Towleroad.
Mayor David DelVecchio, a Democrat, said he will officiate the state’s first legal gay marriage ceremony for Beth Asaro and Joanne Schailey in three weeks as long as a judge doesn’t grant a stay of the Sept. 27 ruling. A handful of couples has already expressed interest in weddings, he said.
“This is just a continuation of the first civil union,” DelVecchio, 56, said today. “If a stay is not granted on the 21st, we’re going to move forward with this.”
Governor Chris Christie has said he’ll appeal the ruling.