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Joan Rivers Officiates Her Second Same-Sex Marriage In New York


Joan Rivers, the self-proclaimed "Queen of the Gays" and all-around funny lady, was ordained by the Universal Life Church and may quickly become the go-to officiant for New York gay couples. After performing a ceremony atop the Empire State Building in 2013, Ms. Rivers was again asked to perform her duty last week.

HuffPost reports:

On Aug. 15, the 81-year-old comedian, author and icon married William "Jed" Ryan and Joseph Aiello at New York's Plaza Athenee, Out magazine is reporting.

As it turns out, it was the second time down the aisle for the couple. In June, Rivers agreed to marry Ryan and Aiello on the spot at a Barnes & Noble signing of her new book, Diary of a Mad Diva, in Manhattan. Although photos and footage of that ceremony were picked up by numerous media outlets, the couple didn't have a proper marriage license at the time, so Rivers vowed to arrange a second ceremony so the men could legally tie the knot.

Thanks for the love and support, Joan! Now, what celebrity officiant would you want presiding over your wedding? Sound off in the comments below.

Photo via Out Magazine.

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  1. Insidious hag attempting some damage control with the LGBT community.

    Posted by: Richard | Aug 23, 2014 2:11:39 PM

  2. I'd rather not have the support or this vile pig. Towleroad is an embarrassment for posting such an uncritical article about this bigoted, sociopathic monster.

    Posted by: JMC | Aug 23, 2014 2:13:20 PM

  3. Wow. Met her once. She was quite sweet.

    Posted by: Markt | Aug 23, 2014 3:06:31 PM

  4. Get over it you old queens mos gays don't support Hamas and atcutally support civilized nations.

    Posted by: Lee | Aug 23, 2014 3:45:54 PM

  5. "...and may quickly become the go-to officiant for New York gay couples."

    Don't let Will Clark hear about that; skulls will explode.

    Posted by: Jerry | Aug 23, 2014 5:17:24 PM

  6. Towleroad seems to be the only place that cares about this dried up E-Lister. Why was she ever "famous" to begin with? She's like a Kardashian - press is the only reason she exists.

    Posted by: Terry | Aug 23, 2014 6:59:53 PM

  7. I'm afraid this site is going downhill :(

    Posted by: r | Aug 23, 2014 7:47:22 PM

  8. Joan opened more doors for gays then any of you ^ so shut up. her charity 'gods love we deliver' more than makes up for anything ignorant she says.

    Posted by: Usagi-chan | Aug 24, 2014 8:54:36 AM

  9. I can't think of a better way to cheapen and belittle gay marriage than for a stand-up comedian to officiate at the nuptials.

    Posted by: Cooper | Aug 24, 2014 12:21:52 PM

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