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Making It Legal After Making It Legal

Huppah Dreams

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John Banta and Daniel O'Donnell.(Sharon Schuster/NYT)

Each Monday, we choose the most interestingly Jewish announcement from that Sunday’s New York Times Weddings/Celebrations section. This week, a fallow period is forcing us to stretch, but hopefully only slightly. It’s that of John Banta and Daniel O’Donnell. My guess and assumption is that neither is, actually, Jewish. But O’Donnell comes close in many ways: He is the state assemblyman representing the Upper West Side; he was an ardent supporter of the same-sex marriage bill that passed in New York last year, to the celebration of this particular weekly blog feature; and he is the brother of a public figure whose outer-borough barbs and love of Broadway has frequently seen her crowned an honorary tribeswoman (Rosie O’Donnell). He and Banta were married last weekend by a Jewish figure of the law, Judith S. Kaye, former chief judge of New York (a longtime champion of gay marriage). And, I mean, look at the picture. Hava negilah, and mazel tov to the happy couple!

John Banta and Daniel O’Donnell [NYT]

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elliot cohen says:

Not to get all gender-correct on anyone…but isn’t he Rosie’s brother?

Bill Pearlman says:

I happen to like the temptations. Doesn’t make me black.

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