Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will officiate—in his official capacity—at the wedding of two policy aides in his administration. The mayor’s decision comes after months of personally lobbying Albany legislators for marriage equality.
The grooms serve as top aides in City Hall. Chief Policy Advisor to the Mayor John Feinblatt and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz, together for 14 years, will tie the knot at Gracie Mansion July 24, the day New York’s Marriage Equality Act goes into effect.
Bloomberg rarely chooses to preside over weddings, but according to The New York Times, he offered his services to Feinblatt and Mintz due to his “long and close relationship” with them, especially on the issue of same-sex marriage.