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    Bloomberg to Officiate a Gay Wedding

    NEW YORK - APRIL 13:  New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg smiles at the groundbreaking for the Bryant Park Tower April 13, 2004 in New York City. The tower, a 43-story building that will house a Marriott Residence Inn and private apartments, will be located near Times Square and is part of the ongoing renewal of the once-seedy Midtown area.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

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    Who would have guessed New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would be such a busybody? Bloomberg will officiate at the wedding of two city employees—offering to officiate before the couple was even engaged. The ceremony will take place at the mayor’s official residence, Gracie Mansion, on Sunday, July 24—the first day gay marriage will be legal in New York. The two employees, top policy adviser John Feinblatt and city commissioner for consumer affairs Jonathan Mintz, have been together for 14 years, and they have two daughters. A few days ago, Bloomberg offered to officiate Feinblatt’s wedding, but there was one hitch: Feinblatt and Mintz hadn’t even decided to wed. As Mintz later said, “the mayor and John popped the question.” Bloomberg has officiated only two weddings—his own daughter’s and former mayor Rudy Giuliani’s—but he said he would make an exception for Feinblatt and Mintz, who personalized the issue of gay marriage for him.

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