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Meet the first gay couples to wed in New Jersey

James Credle, 68, and Pierre Dufresne, 56, first met in 1987 at a gay rights march on Washington, but didn’t get together until 2006. “It was complicated,” Dufresne joked. Credle, who’s originally from North Carolina, wore a gold, floor length traditional gown from Ghana, while Durfresne wore a simple black suit for the ceremony. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The first gay couples wed in New Jersey

Right after the stroke of midnight on Monday, seven same-sex couples said “I do” in the marble rotunda of Newark’s City Hall as New Jersey became the 14th state in the union to allow gay marriage.

Senator-elect Cory Booker presided over the weddings, enthusiastically telling each couple “you may kiss your spouse” after warning them that marriage is something that should not be entered into lightly. The new spouses included a bus driver, two social workers, a municipal court data processor and the retired dean of students at Rutgers University. (Yahoo News)