After introducing five bills to legalize same sex marriage over the past four years, Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell is marrying his partner, John Banta, on Sunday now that New York State passed the marriage equality law. Their invite contains a reference to their long wait for a wedding.
Assemblyman O’Donnell and Mr. Banta, who have been together for more than three decades, featured a picture of a tie on their invitation with an inscription that says, “John Banta and Danny O’Donnell are tying the knot (at last).”
In an interview on former Governor David Paterson’s radio show in December, Assemblyman O’Donnell said several Albany lawmakers are on the guest list for his nuptials.
“It’s going to be a large wedding. I made the commitment to a variety of my colleagues who were willing to take the political courage to vote ‘Yes,’ sometimes under difficult political circumstances, that–when I got there, that I would welcome them to the party,” Assemblyman O’Donnell said. “Governor [Paterson], you of course, and the current governor, Governor Cuomo, and the Lieutenant Governor are all included on the guest list. It’s going to be a large party.”
Read the invite below.