After many years fighting for marriage equality for members of the LGBTI community, Rahway City Councilman Bob Bresenhan, Jr. and his partner Rolando B. Ceniza tied the knot on June 28 in a ceremony attended by 100 well-wishers.
Bresenhan and Ceniza married in a garden wedding ceremony officiated by Rahway Mayor Samson Steinman, Saturday evening at the couple’s home.
“June 28, is a very special day for our union. We chose June 28, 2003 to celebrate our union in a right of marriage officiated over by a member of the clergy but unrecognized by the state of New Jersey,” Bresenhan said in a statement.
“This day and marriage license from the state of New Jersey and the City of Rahway has been a long time coming,” Councilman Bresenhan added. “Roland [Ceniza] and I were there by then Governor Jon S. Corzine’s side as he signed the Civil Union law in December 1, 2006 in Trenton.”
Bresenhan is an executive in the fashion apparel industry in New York City. He is also a trustee on The Union County Arts Center’s Board of Trustees, a member of the Union County Motion Picture and Advisory Board and past Chairman of the Rahway Public Housing Authority. Ceniza, a United States citizen of Philippine heritage, is a registered nurse in the cardiac catheterization field at New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell – Weill.
The couple makes their home with two furry children Rosie and Buster, Yorkshire Terriers.