New York City Speaker Christine Quinn
will marry her longtime partner on May 19, the New
York Post reported.
Quinn's office announced on Tuesday
that Quinn and her partner of 10 years, lawyer Kim Catullo, have
decided on a date, but provided virtually no other details.
The 45-year-old Quinn put “save the
date” cards in the mail on Monday.
Quinn's office said they wanted to
announce the wedding date before guests received their invitations.
The couple will marry in a private
ceremony held in Manhattan “with family and friends,” staffers
told the paper. New York legalized gay marriage last year.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
is on the invite list.
According to The New York Times,
Bloomberg, a strong supporter of marriage equality, has privately
backed Quinn for mayor in 2013.
Bloomberg “has told almost everyone
who asks – but only privately, so far – that he hopes … Quinn
will succeed him,” Manhattan's largest daily wrote.
If elected, Quinn would become the
city's first openly gay mayor. And the first legally married, openly
gay politician to lead a major U.S. city.