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First gay marriages begin in New Jersey

Joesph Panessidi, front right, 65, and Orville Bell, second right, 65, stand with other couples in Newark City hall just after midnight Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, before their wedding ceremony, officiated by Newark Mayor and Senator-elect Cory Booker. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Geoff Mulvihill, Samantha Henry, The Associated Press
Oct 21 2013 - 7:45am

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. -- Gay couples in communities across New Jersey exchanged marriage vows in the first minutes of Monday, taking advantage of a court ruling that compelled the state to become the 14th in the nation to recognize same-sex nuptials.In Lambertville, Beth Asaro and Joanne Schailey smiled through a ceremony in the same crowded...

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