"I shudder to think what would have happened if the civil rights gains, heroically established by courageous lawmakers in the 1960s, were instead conveniently left up to popular votes in our 50 states," Booker said in a statement.
This is why Mayor Booker, who had written in the past that he was disgusted by Gay people, has done a complete turnaround and become an advocate for equal rights for Gay couples. It is because of his dedication to civil rights. All people should be equal, and he makes no exceptions. Although he is probably still uncomfortable with their lifestyles, he did not let his personal feelings stand in the way of his devotion to freedom for all.
Booker has been a strong advocate of marriage equality for years. Since being elected mayor, he has refused to perform marriages at City Hall in protest of what he cites as inequalities in the state's marriage laws.