Thursday, November 26, 2015   

New York's 1st openly gay congressman gets married
(06-23 19:15)

New York's first openly gay member of Congress has married his longtime partner.
Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney exchanged vows Saturday with Randy Gene Florke at the Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands in Cold Spring, New York.
Florke proposed in December after the youngest of their three children wrote to Santa wishing for her parents to be married.
The 47-year-old Maloney represents the lower Hudson Valley region. He is one of two members of Congress married to a same-sex partner.
The 51-year-old Florke is a real estate and design executive at a New York City firm he founded in 1996.
They've been together 22 years and have three children, ages 11 to 24.
New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo, sent congratulations via Twitter. --AP   
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