New Jersey officially became the 14th state to legalize same-sex marriage, leading to one of our favorite things ever: photos of gay couples getting married. Check out some reactions from the Twitterverse and throw some rice at your screen in solidarity.
Pic of 1st gay couple married in New Jersey at 12:01AM, just before they set out to destroy the fabric of our country pic.twitter.com/9VQtP8Ltar
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 21, 2013
Silly. Lesbians don’t destroy fabric — their poly-cotton blends are far too sturdy.
— Mike Kaneff (@ChasingKaneff) October 21, 2013
– Sadie, Sadie, married ladies over here.
— Sarah Gonzalez (@GonzalezSarahA) October 21, 2013
Newark had a fancy spread awaiting its expectant couples, who were to be married by mayor Cory Booker.
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) October 21, 2013
Aww, you gays. This was after Booker put the verbal smackdown on a would-be wedding crasher.
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) October 21, 2013
Oh. It’s being told. We’ll even overlook that boozed up misspelling.
— Samantha Bryden (@SamanthaBryden) October 21, 2013
– Cory was a busy man.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 21, 2013
– But not too busy to offer a retweet.
At City Hall in Jersey City for one of NJ’s first gay marriages. pic.twitter.com/KgooHmM7S6
— Terrence T. McDonald (@terrencemcd) October 21, 2013
– Jersey City, not to be outdone by the capital, had its own fancy spread.
— Rich Kiamco (@RichKiamco) October 21, 2013
– And its own media circus.
We are the first gay couple getting our license in Williamstown NJ! pic.twitter.com/ajxCFYYrEH
— Jose Lugo (@Chelugorod) October 21, 2013
It looks a little more subdued in Williamstown where these two lovebirds said “I do.”
— Politix (@TopixPolitix) October 21, 2013
Hours after the first couples got married, Gov. Chris Christie finally gave up his appeal. But at least he could mourn his loss with some celebratory wedding cake.
Pretty cool photo of the first gay couple married in New Jersey tonight. pic.twitter.com/eAdINbAUhP
— mike toole (@miketoole) October 21, 2013