The speaker of the New York Council,Christine Quinn, has married her life partner Kim Catullo! The wedding came through a year after same-sex marriage was legalized in New York. Â Congrats Christine QuinnÂ !!
The two brides â€” one in a cream-colored pantsuit, the other in a floor-sweeping gown â€” walked down the aisle to the strains of BeyoncÃ© and Bruce Springsteen.
In a room bedecked with wildflowers, and sprinkled with a whoâ€™s who of New York elected officials, Christine C. Quinn, the speaker of the New York City Council and a leading candidate to be mayor, married her longtime partner, Kim M. Catullo, on Saturday evening, in one of the most prominent same-sex weddings of a public official to date.
The wedding, coming a year after the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York State and a year before a mayoral election in which Ms. Quinn is aiming to be the Democratic nominee, has been the buzz of New York political circles in recent weeks and has brought Ms. Quinn the kind of celebrity-style coverage rarely enjoyed by a local candidate for office. As she has talked about the fun of trying on dresses and the stress of writing her wedding vows, it has also provided her an opportunity to soften her sometimes tough image and to remind New Yorkers that she would be both the first female and the first openly gay New York City mayor.