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