RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has become the first Virginia governor to preside over a same-sex wedding ceremony.
McAuliffe officiated Friday at the wedding of a lesbian couple, Renee Bradley and Katherine Bradley-Black of Northern Virginia, and said he feels honored to be part of the “important occasion.”
On Friday, McAuliffe’s office announced that the governor was sending notice to local social services divisions that married, same-sex couples can now adopt children.
Last month, McAuliffe became the first sitting governor of the state to attend Virginia’s annual LGBT Pridefest.