NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg to officiate adviser’s same-sex wedding

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has offered to officiate the wedding of NYC’s commissioner for consumer affairs and his longtime partner on the lawn of Gracie Mansion. “If you’d like me to do it, I’d really love to,” Mr. Bloomberg asked. Mayor Bloomberg, who held fund-raisers and lobbied lawmakers to legalize marriage equality, is now showing his official advocacy with a personal gesture: presiding at a wedding between the two men on New York’s first possible day (July 24) under a tent packed with city officials and food from around New York State. Pictured: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg with John Feinblatt, left, and Jonathan Mintz, and the couple’s daughters, Maeve, 8, front, and Georgia, 6.

[via NYTimes.com]

Image: Kristen Artz/Office of the Mayor