Former Haddonfield Mayor Tish Colombi estimates she has performed about 500 marriages and civil unions during her 12 years as mayor and 28 years on the Board of Commissioners.
She still performs both ceremonies in Haddonfield, but said this week she was "thrilled" about the state court rulings allowing gay marriage, and Gov. Chris Christie's decision to end his fight against it.
"They had the right to do that," said Colombi, 67, who decided not to run for reelection this year, but still performs some marriages locally. "That's not for me to question. It's just not."
Colombi considers herself to be a "conservative" Republican and a staunch supporter of Christie, who has blocked gay marriage in New Jersey since taking office in 2010. She doesn't see a conflict between the two.
"I never questioned whether of not I could do that," she said. "There was a law that said they could and I was able to provide the ceremony to make that happen, and I was happy to do that."
Colombi said she wouldn't be surprised if she gets calls from some of the couples she performed civil ceremonies for who now wish to be married.
"Come see me and we can make it happen," she said.