Villaraigosa, poster boy for love, officiates same sex marriage!

June 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has officiated a same sex wedding ceremony today. He married producer Bruce Cohen, who also happens to be a Villaraigosa supporter, to his partner, Gabriel Catone. I think that it is great for a Latino male to be progressive enough to not only support but officiate a gay marriage. A few days ago, it was reported in a local Orange County blog that California State Senator Lou Correa accepted money from Howard F. Ahmanson, a big supporter of the anti-gay Protect Marriage Act. I think that there are homophobic tendencies in the macho crowd, but thankfully Villaraigosa can move beyond that and fully support the right for people to pursue happiness and a legal commitment to their life partners.

Photo Credit: LA Times, 06/24/08

Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · CA State Senator Lou Correa · Same-sex marriage

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Veronica // Jun 24, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Another blow against machismo! First his last name, now same sex marriages…and a boy-boy one to boot! ;-)

    Seriously, so good news.

  • 2 Wendy Carrillo // Jun 25, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    this is great! i love mayor viva la raza for doing this! yey!!! i cant wait to get married – just because i can- to a woman!

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