Jonathan Moscone, son of the San Francisco mayor George Moscone — who was assassinated in 1978 along with gay city supervisor Harvey Milk — has married his partner, Darryl Carbonaro, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
The marriage took place Friday at San Francisco’s City Hall, the place where Moscone’s father was slain 35 years ago. Former mayor Willie Brown officiated, with about 80 guests in attendance, as the couple spoke their vows in the mayor’s balcony, where a bust of Mayor Moscone now stands.
Jonathan Moscone, artistic director of the California Shakespeare Theater in Berkeley, says he proposed to Carbonaro in January at the bar of the NoMad Hotel in New York. "Darryl is beautifully attractive, extremely articulate, and well educated and funny," Moscone told the Chronicle. "He never thought I was too intense or too odd. I make total sense to him. That's how I knew — and knew within two hours. Everything I said made him smile. I could be myself with him."
The couple planned the wedding together, and they each wrote their own vows, which were shared for the first time during the ceremony. However, the wedding’s location was of the utmost importance to Moscone, who said he felt it was "significant" the ceremony take place where the bust of his father stands. "I now feel more cognizant of the connection between my father and the city and its history," he told the Chronicle. "Sometimes it's hard to live inside all of that. But it's also why I love working and living here. It feels right."