Among the crop of mayoral candidates, Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans has shied away from criticizing Vincent Gray and even taken boos along with the incumbent at last week’s education debate. Now here’s something else Gray and Evans are in sync on—-officiating a gay wedding.
While Gray officiated a wedding last month in the Wilson Building’s mayoral suite, Evans held his first gay wedding yesterday in the Logan Circle home of grooms John Lazar and Ted Jarvis.
Evans, like all of his D.C. Council counterparts, can now marry couples without applying for an officiant’s registration because of the August passage of the Marriage Officiant Amendment Act. Evans, along with his colleague Marion Barry, pushed from the Council dais for the special dispensation for councilmembers.
Evans, a Sex and the City aficionado, assured LL that he didn’t expect any antics during the wedding. “This isn’t a Carrie Bradshaw movie, where somebody jumps in the back and Big comes running in,” Evans said.
Indeed, Evans’ officiating abilities proved up to getting the happy couple married. “This is great,” Evans said after the ceremony. “I’m going to cry.”
Photo by Will Sommer