May 20, 2012 | by Michael K. Lavers
NYC Council speaker marries long-time partner

From left: Kim Catullo and New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn exchange vows in Manhattan on Saturday. (Photo by William Alatriste)

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn married her long-time partner in Manhattan on Saturday night.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer and U.S. Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Nydia Velázquez were among the 300 people who gathered at Highland Stages in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to witness the presumptive 2013 mayoral candidate and Kim Catullo exchange vows. Retired New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Judith Kaye officiated the wedding.

The women’s fathers escorted them down the aisle.

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's father, Lawrence Quinn, escorts her down the aisle as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other dignitaries watch. (Photo by William Alatriste)

 

Guests applaud Kim Catullo and New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn immediately after they tied the knot. (Photo by William Alatriste)

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

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