New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will officiate at the wedding of two city officials on July 24, it’s been announced. Bloomberg who has done so much for the cause of equality in respect to marriage, will officiate at Jonathan Mintz, the city’s consumer affairs commissioner, and John Feinblatt, a chief adviser to the mayor, wedding.
"John and Jonathan have each done so much to make the City a better place, and together, they helped me see the issue of marriage equality in very clear terms," Bloomberg said in a statement provided by a spokesman. "This will be one of the biggest days of their lives, a day they’ve waited a long time to see, and I’m just honored to be a part of it."
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo last month signed the state’s Marriage Equality Act into law, making New York the sixth U.S. state to allow gay marriage, and by far the most populous one to do so.
Bloomberg has also announced that clerk’s offices in New York City will be opened on Sunday, July 24, saying that same-sex couples should not "wait one day longer than they have to" to take advantage of the change in the law.
Bloomberg previously officiated at the weddings of his predecessor, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and of his daughter.
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