Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski
married her longtime partner, Betty Iverson, on Sunday.
“Yesterday our family was brought
together by marriage,” Biskupski wrote in a Facebook post. “We
have always been bonded by love, but now we are joined by law.”
“We truly are stronger together,”
The couple, who are raising 11-year-old
Jack and 6-year-old Archie, exchanged vows in Millcreek Canyon, a
park managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
Jack and Archie participated in the
ceremony, which was performed by Kate Kendell, the executive director
of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), an LGBT rights
advocate. Kendell is a longtime friend of the family.
“Jackie and Betty have known each
other for almost 20 years,” Biskupski's office said in a statement
announcing the marriage. “They became engaged shortly after the
results of the Salt Lake City mayoral race were announced on November