Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today he will officiate at the wedding
of two of his top aides on July 24, the day New York state's Marriage
Equality law goes into effect.

Bloomberg will preside over the wedding of John Feinblatt, his chief policy adviser, and
Jonathan Mintz, the city's commissioner for consumer affairs. Mintz and Feinblatt have been partners for 14 years, according to the New York Times.

The wedding will occur July 24, at Gracie Mansion. That's the date same-sex marriages can officially be performed and recognized in New York state, 30 days after it was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in June.

That same day, Sunday, July 24, all city clerk's offices in the five boroughs will be open for a
full day of business, to implement the new law.

In addition, from Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29,
all five city clerk offices
will stay open two hours later than usual. New York State judges will also volunteer to perform marriage ceremonies on Sunday, July 24.

Latest From ...