Photos: New Jersey’s First Same-Sex Marriages

Images from the first same-sex marriages in New Jersey at town halls across the Garden State.

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Beth Asaro, left, and Joanne Schailey, right, celebrate after exchanging vows as Lambertville mayor David DelVecchio officiates in the first same-sex marriage in Lambertville history at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in Lambertville, N.J. Asaro and Schailey hold the distinction of being the first couple to enter into a civil union in the state, when that law took effect in 2007. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
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David Gibson, right, and Richard Kiamco of Jersey City make history as they become the first official same-sex couple to be married in Jersey City in a ceremony officiated by Mayor Steve Fulop at 12:01 a.m. Monday at City Hall. Seven other gay couples also participated in the ceremony.
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David Gibson, right, and Richard Kiamco of Jersey City make history as they become the first official same-sex couple to be married in Jersey City in a ceremony officiated by Mayor Steve Fulop at 12:01 a.m. Monday at City Hall. Seven other gay couples also participated in the ceremony.
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David Gibson, right, and Richard Kiamco of Jersey City make history as they become the first official same-sex couple to be married in Jersey City in a ceremony officiated by Mayor Steve Fulop at 12:01 a.m. Monday at City Hall. Seven other gay couples also participated in the ceremony.
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Newark Mayor and Senator-elect Cory Booker, right, officiates the ceremony for the same-sex marriage of Lydia Torres, left, 44, and Jenelle Torres, 42, center, at Newark City hall just after midnight Monday.
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Newark Mayor and Senator-elect Cory Booker, left, shares a laugh as he officiates the first same-sex marriage for Joesph Panessidi, center right, 65, and Orville Bell, 65, in Newark City hall just after midnight Monday.
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Gay couples and their guests take part in a toast in the rotunda of City Hall after the ceremony. David Gibson and Richard Kiamco of Jersey City make history as they become the first official same-sex couple to be married in Jersey City in a ceremony officiated by Mayor Steve Fulop at 12:01 a.m. Monday at City Hall. Seven other gay couples also participated in the ceremony.
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David Gibson, center, left, and Richard Kiamco, center right, of Jersey City make history as they become the first official same-sex couple to be married in Jersey City in a ceremony officiated by Mayor Steve Fulop, standing between them, at 12:01 a.m. Monday at City Hall. Seven other gay couples also participated in the ceremony.
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Newark Mayor and Senator-elect Cory Booker, right, shares a hug after officiating the first same-sex marriage in Newark for Joesph Panessidi, center, 65, and Orville Bell, left, 65, in Newark City hall just after midnight Monday.
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A large crowd looks on as Newark Mayor and Senator-elect Cory Booker, right, officiates the ceremony for the same-sex marriage of Anthony Arenas, center,36, and Alexander Padilla, 37, at Newark City hall just after midnight Monday.
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Orville Bell, left, and Joseph Panessidi kiss Monday morning after exchanging marriage vows in the Newark City Hall rotunda. Mayor Cory Booker married Bell and Panessidi just after midnight, when same-sex marriage became legal in the Garden State.
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Beth Asaro and Joanne Schailey were one of the first NJ same-sex couples to get married.
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker marries Joseph Panessidi and Orville Bell early Monday morning at the city hall rotunda.
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Beth Asaro, left, and Joanne Schailey, right, celebrate after exchanging vows as Lambertville mayor David DelVecchio officiates in the first same-sex marriage in Lambertville history at 12:01 a.m. Monday in Lambertville, N.J. Asaro and Schailey hold the distinction of being the first couple to enter into a civil union in the state, when that law took effect in 2007.
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Lydia Torres, left, 44, and Jenelle Torres, 42, right, kiss after Newark Mayor and Senator-elect Cory Booker, officiated their wedding ceremony at Newark City Hall just after midnight Monday.
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Beth Asaro, left, and Joanne Schailey show off their wedding rings after they exchanged vows to become the first same-sex couple marriage in Lambertville, New Jersey history at 12:01 a.m. Monday in Lambertville, N.J. Asaro and Schailey hold the distinction of being the first couple to enter into a civil union in the state, when that law took effect in 2007.
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Assemblyman Reed Gusciora D-Trenton, talks before the wedding of Beth Asaro and Joanne Schailey, Monday in Lambertville, N.J. Gusciora sponsored the bill legalizing same-sex marriages in the state. Asaro and Schailey hold the distinction of being the first couple to enter into a civil union in N.J., when that law took effect in 2007.
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Newark Mayor and Senator-elect Cory Booker, right, officiates the ceremony for the same-sex marriage of Liz Salerno, left, 38, and Gabriela Celeiro, 34, center, at Newark City Hall just after midnight Monday.
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Beth Asaro, left, and Joanne Schailey kiss after they exchanged vows to become the first same-sex marriage in Lambertville, N.J. history at 12:01 a.m. Monday in Lambertville, N.J. Asaro and Schailey hold the distinction of being the first couple to enter into a civil union in the state, when that law took effect in 2007.
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As other couples look on, Newark Mayor and Senator-elect Cory Booker, right, officiates the ceremony for the same-sex marriage of Gabriela Celeiro, center, 34, and Liz Salerno, 38, at Newark City Hall just after midnight Monday.
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Beth Asaro, left, and Joanne Schailey share a moment with their daughter Kate, 13, after they exchanged vows to become the first same-sex marriage in Lambertville, New Jersey history at 12:01 a.m. Monday in Lambertville, N.J. Asaro and Schailey hold the distinction of being the first couple to enter into a civil union in the state, when that law took effect in 2007.
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Beth Asaro, left, and Joanne Schailey share a moment after they exchanged vows to become the first same-sex marriage in Lambertville, N.J. history at 12:01 a.m. Monday in Lambertville, N.J. Asaro and Schailey hold the distinction of being the first couple to enter into a civil union in the state, when that law took effect in 2007.
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Beth Asaro and Joanne Schailey exchange vows as Mayor David DelVecchio officiates in the first same-sex marriage in Lambertville, N.J. history at 12:01 a.m. Monday in Lambertville, N.J. Asaro and Schailey hold the distinction of being the first couple to enter into a civil union in the state, when that law took effect in 2007
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Newark Mayor and Senator-elect Cory Booker, left, looks on as Alexander Padilla, center, 37, feeds a piece of wedding cake to Anthony Arenas, right, 36, after they were married by Booker at Newark City Hall just after midnight Monday.
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Newark Mayor and Senator-elect Cory Booker, center, looks on as Alexander Padilla, left, 37, cuts a wedding cake after he and Anthony Arenas, right, 36, were married by Booker at Newark City Hall just after midnight Monday.
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