Jim Darby and Patrick Bova, two longtime gay activists who were part of the legal and political fight for marriage equality in Illinois, were wed as part of a series of weddings held June 2 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Gov. Pat Quinn, who signed the marriage equality bill into law last Nov. 20, was at the ceremony, which was officiated by Jim Bennett, Midwest Director of Lambda Legal. There were two dozen family and friends there to witness the event.
MCA and Equality Illinois hosted 15 couples, opening MCA's galleries and sculpture garden for complimentary ceremonies and post-ceremony festivities. The couples were wed in the museum's Kovler Atrium, with a non-denominational officiate officiating the ceremony. A short celebration followed for each couple.
Videos by Tracy Baim and Jean Albright:
Windy City Times: Darby and Bova wed 6-2-2014, 1 of 3 at the link: www.youtube.com/watch .
Windy City Times: Darby and Bova wed 6-2-2014, 2 of 3 at the link: www.youtube.com/watch .
Windy City Times: Darby and Bova wed 6-2-2014, 3 of 3 at the link: www.youtube.com/watch .