Los Angeles mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa officiated his first same-sex
marriage Monday at City Hall.
According to the
mayor's office, the ceremony joined movie producer Bruce
Cohen and art consultant Gabriel Catone, who have been a
couple for five years. Cohen, a friend of
Villaraigosa, asked the mayor to perform the afternoon
had promised to conduct as many same-sex weddings as he
could, but when the ruling legalizing such unions took
effect on June 16, he was on city business in Israel.