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Daniel O'Donnell, New York Assemblyman And Marriage Equality Advocate, To Wed Partner John Banta

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The openly gay New York lawmaker who helped introduce the state's marriage equality law which passed last June will finally get to take advantage of his own legislation when he ties the knot this weekend.

Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell will wed his long-term partner John Banta on Sunday, Jan. 29, according to Politicker NY. The 51-year-old politician, who got engaged to Banta last June, gave details of his planned nuptials on former Governor David Paterson’s talk radio show last month.

"John and I have decided to get married, we’ve been together for 31 years and our wedding will be on Jan. 29 at Guastavino’s on the East Side of Manhattan, which is a beautiful, beautiful locale," O'Donnell said at the time. "It’s going to be a large wedding. I made the commitment to a variety of my colleagues who were willing to take the political courage to vote ‘Yes,’ sometimes under difficult political circumstances, that–when I got there, that I would welcome them to the party."

Politicker NY has scored a copy of the invitation, which contains a subtle reference to their long wait for a wedding. The invite reads: "John Banta and Danny O’Donnell are tying the knot (at last).”

Watch Equality California's tribute to O'Donnell below:

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