Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski weds over weekend

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski weds over weekend

(Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)


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SALT LAKE CITY — Mayor Jackie Biskupski married fiancee Betty Iverson over the weekend.

"Yesterday our family was brought together by marriage," the first-term Salt Lake City mayor wrote in a Facebook post Monday. "We have always been bonded by love, but now we are joined by law."

Biskupski, the city's first openly gay mayor, announced her engagement to Iverson last December after defeating two-term Mayor Ralph Becker in a high-profile mayoral race.

Biskupski's adopted son, Archie, 6, now has Iverson's adopted son, Jack, 11, as a big brother.

Iverson, from Colorado, is director of government affairs for the health care company Johnson & Johnson.

Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, performed the private ceremony, according to the Facebook post.

Kendell also represented same-sex couples who sued Utah in 2014 for the right to marry.

"As our dear friend (Kendell) highlighted while performing the ceremony, our family and families like ours have come so far to make joyous days like this possible," Biskupski wrote. "We truly are stronger together."

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