Norton to Officiate Same-Sex Wedding on National Mall Friday

WI Web Staff | 5/30/2013, 6:11 p.m.

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) will officiate a wedding Friday on the National Mall between two men who have been a couple for 28 years.

The ceremony for the two men — federal employees Stephen Johnson and Danis Kovanda — will take place 4 p.m. at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial.

Norton, a longtime supporter of gay rights, said she is "pleased and honored" to participate.

"Their wedding makes me especially proud to represent a city that recognizes and respects the right of all loving couples to marry,” she said.

Same-sex marriage in D.C. was legalized in December 2009.