Christine Quinn Sets Spring Wedding Date With Longtime Partner

By Jill Colvin on March 13, 2012 12:43pm | Updated on March 13, 2012 12:45pm

New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn (L) and her partner Kim Catullo, to her right, attend the wedding of Marcos A. Chaljub and Freddy L. Sambrano at the Manhattan City Clerk's office on the first day New York State's Marriage Equality Act goes into effect July 24, 2011 in New York City. Today was the first day gay couples were allowed to legally marry in New York State after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the historic legislation into law.
New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn (L) and her partner Kim Catullo, to her right, attend the wedding of Marcos A. Chaljub and Freddy L. Sambrano at the Manhattan City Clerk's office on the first day New York State's Marriage Equality Act goes into effect July 24, 2011 in New York City. Today was the first day gay couples were allowed to legally marry in New York State after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the historic legislation into law.
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MANHATTAN — City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has set her wedding date.

The city’s first openly lesbian speaker is set to marry her longtime partner, lawyer Kim Catullo, in a ceremony May 19, according to save-the-date cards mailed out Monday.

The announcements were designed to look like vintage subway cards, a spokesman for her office confirmed.

Quinn, who had long vowed not to marry until it was legal in the state, was overwhelmed with emotion last summer when the news of a successful vote broke as she and Mayor Michael Bloomberg were announcing a new budget deal.

"I really can't really describe what this feels like, but it is one of the best feelings I have ever had in my life," said Quinn, choking back tears.

"That's a moment that I thought would never come," she said. "It's an amazing day."

Quinn's office declined to share many details about the event, except that "the private ceremony will be in Manhattan with family and friends."

The speaker and Catullo have been together for more than a decade and share a home in Chelsea.

Bloomberg is expected to be among those in attendance, his office confirmed.

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