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Monday, July 25, 2011

Mazel Tov: New York's first gay Jewish marriage

John Feinblatt and Jonathan Mintz

The mayor of New York was among the guests who watched a glass smashed under the chuppah at one of the state's first ever same-sex marriages.

New York became the sixth US state to legalise gay marriage in June, and the law came into effect on Sunday.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a champion of gay marriage, conducted a ceremony for a Jewish couple at his Upper East Side residence.

The happy couple - John Feinblatt and Jonathan Mintz – have both worked at City Hall for several years. Their two daughters cheered as the glass was smashed.

Mr Bloomberg said he was delighted the day had finally arrived. He told the couple: "Today, surrounded by family and friends, you are making history."

A group of Orthodox Jewish protesters, among the many people who opposed the law change, gathered nearby with signs to show that they did not agree.


  1. You cannot be Jewish and gay. It is very clear that it is prohibited and the punishment is stoning. It is one of the only times when a sin is called an abomination in the torah. Way to go Mayor. Keep paving that road to hell!!! Block off a few more streets for tables and chairs so that we can suck in all the brake dust and car exhaust fumes. How soon till you are out of office and someone normal gets elected?

  2. If gays are crazy enough to want to be married to each other let them.

  3. I love that you cannot be gay and Jewish, but you can be a child molester (of any sex child) and Jewish, and embraced and protected by Rabbis and the entire orthodox community. Nice morals.