On Saturday evening at the Alfred E. Clarke Mansion in San Francisco, gay activist Matthew Foreman married long-time partner Francisco Adex De Leon, announced The New York Times in the Sunday edition of Weddings/Celebrations.

Matthew Foreman, 53, is best known for the five years he served as the Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in New York City. He currently serves as the director of gay and immigrant rights programs at the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, where he oversees the largest GLBT grant program outside of gay organizations

De Leon, 46, is the owner and president of FADesign, a graphic design house located in New York City.

Foreman and De Leon announced plans to marry once before, in Massachusetts. According to a Los Angeles Times report, the pair sought a marriage license in Boston, in 2004, but then-Governor Mitt Romney spoiled their gay wedding by enforcing an obscure law from 1913 that prohibited out-of-state couples from marrying should their union be illegal in their home state (Gay marriage continues to be illegal in New York State, but the State does recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere). The prohibition against non-resident gay couples remained in place until just recently. It was repealed in August after California began marrying gay couples, including non residents.

The couple have been together for 18 years.