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Cory Booker Slams Anti-Gay Marriage Protestor (VIDEO)

10/21/2013 12:01 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

In a groundbreaking move for the marriage equality movement, Newark Mayor Cory Booker began officiating same-sex marriages at City Hall at 12:01 a.m. this morning.

However, not everybody was celebrating.

In the midst of the ceremony for the first gay couple, Booker noted that he must "do this by law" and asks if there is anyone present that objects to the union of the two men. In response, a heckler jumped up and began shouting, "This is unlawful in the eyes of God!"

Booker had the protestor removed to the sound of thunderous applause. The mayor then responded by stating, "Not hearing any substantive, worthy objections, I now will proceed."

Check out Booker's awesome response to the interruption in the video above around the 1:50 mark -- and congratulations to all of you happily wed New Jersey gay and lesbian couples!

(h/t JMG)

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