Mayor Dawn Zimmer will officiate Hoboken's first same-sex marriage Monday afternoon at City Hall, her spokesman announced.
The ceremony comes on the heels of Friday's state Supreme Court decision that it would not put a temporary stay on same-sex marriages at the request of Gov. Chris Christie, who had appealed Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson's ruling last month that same-sex marriage would become legal effective Oct. 21.
“It is time for full equality in New Jersey, and I look forward to celebrating our first same sex wedding on Monday,” Zimmer said in a statement. “Hoboken supports equality, and our doors are open for all loving couples to apply for a marriage license.”
Assemblyman and mayoral candidate Ruben Ramos also released a statement applauding the Supreme Court's decision, calling it a "victory for the LGBT community."
“Friday’s ruling gives justice to the many who have waited decades to be wed and be treated equally as other married couples under the law," his statement read. “No more waiting. No more appeals. This is a great day for New Jersey.”
Hoboken's Health Department, located on the third floor of City Hall, began accepting applications for marriage licenses from same-sex couples following the ruling Friday.