ARETHA FRANKLIN SANG “I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU” for the happy couple & their 670 guests, telling reporters, “Yes, I do,” believe marriage equality should be legalized nationally at Sunday night's mega wedding & reception for Bill White & Bryan Eure at NYC's world-famous Four Seasons restaurant.
White's the former head of the USS Intrepid Museum & was once-thought to be Obama’s next Secretary of the Navy. “Red, white & blue spotlights roved the building’s facade. Guests walked up one of 3 carpets—red, white or blue—flanked by 40 uniformed members of a Naval ROTC Honor Guard,” &, entering the restaurant, were greeted with songs by the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus.
Pronouncing the couple’s vows was Prop 8 lawsuit challenge co-counsel David Boies before former NY Gov. Patterson, former NYC Mayor David Dinkins, Barbara Walters, music mogul Clive Davis, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, & Oprah’s Best Gal Pal Gayle King.
White explained to reporters from “The New York Times,” “The Wall Street Journal,” & even “Women’s Wear Daily” that they meant the event to be as much a political statement as a personal celebration.
Here is NYTimes article: Wedding as Spectacle.