Mayor Michael Bloomberg To Officiate At Staffers’ Gay Marriage

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP)Mayor Michael Bloomberg will officiate at one of the city’s first same-sex marriages — the union of two top staffers in his administration.

1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reports: A Dream Come True

Bloomberg spokesman Marc LaVorgna said the mayor plans to preside over the wedding of John Feinblatt, Bloomberg’s chief policy adviser, and Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz. They’ve been together for 14 years and have two young daughters.

Mintz said growing up gay in Indiana, he never dreamed that one day he’d marry the man he loves and with the mayor performing the ceremony at Gracie Mansion.

“The idea that I would find love, kids, and a marriage let alone this kind of attention to these rights for other families, it’s an incredible journey. It feels fantastic,” Mintz told 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks. “If our wedding can be one of the ways that we really underscore what’s happened to this state and what the mayor really believes in then I’m really proud and I was really touched when he offered to do this for our family.”

The nuptials are planned for July 24. That is when the new state law legalizing gay marriage goes into effect.

Officials have said they expect a rush of interest on that Sunday, and New York City clerks’ offices are taking the unusual step of opening on a day when government offices normally are closed.

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  1. MIKE says:

    THIS IS LUDACRIS…INSANE…JUST PLAIN OL NASTY. THESE DUDES ARE MARRIED WITH DAUGHTERS, WHAT TYPE OF EXAMPLE ARE THEY SETTING. WHEN THEY BOTH ARE IN BED TOGETHER, WHAT DO THEY TELL THEIR LITTLEW GIRLS?

    MAAAANNN…LISTEN YOU PEOPLE NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME!!

    1. Ron says:

      Well Mike, what do you tell your children when you are in bed with your wife? The kids, fortunately, have not been taught to be narrow minded. Too bad that cant be said of everyone.

    2. LW says:

      Well Mike, I’m a heterosexual, married woman and what my husband and I have told our daughter is that love comes in different shapes and sizes. it was pretty easy for her to understand because we’ve never raised her to be anything but tolerant and accepting of people that are different than we are.

  2. simon goldfarb says:

    This mayor has repeatedly disavowed our orders to abdicate the throne. We will be holding secret meetings next Tuesday to decide what action to take next.

  3. UNIMPORTANT says:

    THERE IS BEING DRAWN A STRONG DISTINCTION LINE BY GOD FOR THE SAKE OF HIS BELIEVERS [ THOSE WHO CHOSE TO OBEY THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST AND HIS APOSTLES], remember what jesus taught THEY ARE OF THIS WORLD THEREFORE THEY HEARTH US NOT. SO IM NOT SUPRIZED
    AT ANY THIND MANKIND WILL DUE TO SATISFY THE LUSTS IN HIS FLESH.
    THIS IS WHY THE SCRIPTURES WERE WRITTEN AND SALVATION SUPPLIED ——-THAT MANKIND MAY HAVE A PATH AN WAY TO DEFEAT HIS LUST THAT ARE CONTRARY TO GOS COMMANDMENTS. CHRIST SHOWED US THE WAY TO WALK THAT LIFE, AND THE APOSTLES LIVED, TAUGHT AND SHOWED US CHRISTIANS HOW WE SHOULD OBSTAIN FROM SIN AS NUCH AS POSSIBLE.———-NOW HERE GO THE LEADERS OF THIS WOLD [NOW MAKING LAWS THAT PROMOTE WHAT GOD HAS FORBIDDEN ……….. PITIFUL AMERICIAN; SHE,S OWN HER WAY DOWN BY THE WRATH OF GOD….. HOWEVER IF THIS NATION REPENTS AND TURN FORM THIS DIOBEDIENCE, THEN OUR LORD MAY HAVE MERCY

    1. danny says:

      I respect that you have your faith, however faith and belief have no place in government. Only facts and truths. BTW, what flavor of kool aid are you drinking today?

    2. LW says:

      See here’s where the CHOICE comes in. You chose to obey something you read in a book. Other people have opted not to buy the same book. So why would they believe or care what your book says?

      But your screen name is spot on. Excellent choice.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why no whispers or outright examination/regarding “nepotism” or favoritism… aren’t same-sex couples just as capable of forwarding/supporting the resume of their boyfriend, etc. over more qualified candidates (for Consumer Affairs, in this case), for example?

  5. PIKE BISHOP JR. says:

    AH MAYOR MIKEY..JUST LUVS THOSE GAY THINGS..THE HELL WITH US WORKING STIFFS..OH PLEASE I CAN SEE THE MAYOR TURNING RED..BET HES TURNING LAVENDER..BET HIM AND THE GOVERNOR GET MARRIED NEXT..OH WHAT A THRILL CHIC WEDDING IT WILL BE..ALL THEIR BOY FRIENDS WILL BE BRIDESMAIDS TOO…SO WHAT DID YA THINK HE WAS DOING IN FLORIDA WHEN WE GOT THE SNOW STORM?

    1. Chris White says:

      You are an idiot. Go get an eduction then you can post on blogs.

      1. Very conservative says:

        Liberalism (and judaism) is a mental disorder.

      2. ANALTIMETWISTER says:

        hey white..the only idiot in this room is you..the major is so gay about his buddies getting wed..him and the Italian..oh me oh my were so crazy about this gay marriage insanity..they were so hands on it..so worried..so hot about it..yea what do ya think next? they will pull one out and get married..but first the italian has to convert..when ya marry a jew..you have to bend over..and take it hard..lol…

      3. Chris White says:

        AND YES I AM A FUDGE PACKER

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