Brooklynites Matt Katz and Aaron Lafrenz got married at Borough Hall on July 24, the first day they could legally do so in New York State. On December 8, they received a letter on White House stationary in which President Barack Obama extended his congratulations on behalf of Michelle and himself.
Avoiding any direct mention of the fact that the two men had legally married, the president wrote, “Your union marks the beginning of a lifelong partnership as you share in the joys of your life together.”
After Katz posted the letter on his Facebook page, the couple’s story was picked up by buzzfeed.com. Katz told the website, “I’m not sure why the letter got sent to us.”
So, if you get married any time soon, keep your eye on the mailbox and let us know if the president upgrades “union” to “marriage.” We’ll then know what a fully evolved guy he is.