New York City Council Speaker Marries Same-Sex Partner

As speaker of the New York City Council, Christine Quinn is the city’s highest-ranking openly gay official, and she is the leading candidate to be elected mayor at the completion of Michael Bloomberg (I)’s term. This weekend, she married her same-sex partner, Kim Catullo, in an elegant ceremony populated by prominent officials, including Bloomberg, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D),  Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) and Chuck Schumer (D), and Reps. Charles Rangel (D), Joseph Crowley (D), Carolyn Maloney (D), Jerrold Nadler (D), and Nydia Velázquez (D). Paul Schindler has some of the details on the ceremony itself, and Rep. Maloney described the couple’s vows as “deep and profound.”