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Villaraigosa, Gay Marriage & the Wedding Crasher

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa presides over a same-sex wedding ceremony for Academy Award winning producer Bruce Cohen and his partner, New York art consultant Gabriel Catone, right, in the Mayor's press conference room at the Los Angeles City Hall on Monday, June 23, 2008 (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

After missing the boat on the first days of same-sex marriage due to two out-of-town trips, Mayor Villaraigosa finally began to fill his promise of marrying "as many people as possible." Yesterday afternoon, he joined together Bruce Cohen and Gabriel Catone. Cohen is an Academy Award-winning producer for American Beauty and has also produced Big Fish and Pushing Daisies and Catone is an art consultant in New York.

As the ceremony came to an end and champagne was poured, a woman by the sobriquet "Angel of the Trinity" went up to the podium denouncing the marriage and called the mayor an "adulterer." She warned that same-sex marriage would bring on earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes, says the LA Times.

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As for the newlywed couple, they said the unexpected incident "added spice" to their day.