In 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone was assassinated along with LGBT leader Harvey Milk at San Francisco City Hall by Dan White, an angry former supervisor.
On Friday, nearly 35 years later, his son Jonathan married partner Darryl Carbonaro on the mayor’s balcony of City Hall near a bust of Mayor Moscone in a ceremony officiated by Willie Brown and attended by 80 guests.
“Darryl is beautifully attractive, extremely articulate and well educated and funny,” Moscone told the San Francisco Chronicle. “He never thought I was too intense or too odd. I make total sense to him. That’s how I knew – and knew within two hours. Everything I said made him smile. I could be myself with him.”
“I proposed at the bar of the NoMad Hotel in New York in January,” he continued. “It was spur of the moment, and I asked him to marry me by the end of the year.”