Christine Quinn To Marry Next Month
Yesterday the New York Times revealed that NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn will marry her girlfriend next month in Manhattan.
After years of advocating for the right of gay men and lesbians to marry, Christine C. Quinn, the speaker of the New York City Council, is about to become one of the most prominent elected officials in the nation to marry someone of the same sex. On the evening of May 19, Ms. Quinn will marry her girlfriend, Kim M. Catullo, at the Highline Stages, an event space in the meatpacking district. Judith S. Kaye, a former chief judge of the state, will officiate; the nearly 300-person guest list includes the mayor, the governor and New York’s two United States senators. The wedding is a personal event for Ms. Quinn, but it is also freighted with political significance, coming just a year before Ms. Quinn is expected to ask New Yorkers to elect her as their mayor.Quinn will be married by the same former judge who officiated at the wedding of Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell, the legislator most-credited in the battle to bring same-sex marriage to New York state.