Bloomberg Officiates First Same-Sex Marriage by a NYC Mayor

The first same-sex marriage officiated by a New York City Mayor took place at Gracie Mansion Sunday evening — the first day New York State law allowed them to take place.

Jonathan Mintz, the commissioner for Consumer Affairs, entered from the western side of the balcony surrounding Gracie Mansion. John Feinblatt, a senior advisor to the mayor, entered from the eastern side of the balcony.

The ceremony was performed at the foot of the steps outside the building, with about 150 guests looking on, including: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, police commissioner Ray Kelly, former deputy mayors Kevin Sheekey (in a tie, for once), and Ed Skyler, along with dozens of reporters.

Bloomberg — who is not known for being overly sentimental —  joked during the ceremony that he denied the couple’s request for a day off tomorrow. Read More