Congratulations to Bruce Payne, founding Director of the Hart Leadership Program, on his marriage!

Bruce Payne, founding Director of the Hart Leadership Program, and Jack Thomas were married at City Hall in New Haven, Connecticut, on July 5. It was a smal l”spur-of-the-moment” ceremony.

“This was, after all, our third ceremony (the first was in Santorini in 1995, and the second a civil union in Vermont),” said Bruce. “We were celebrating the Supreme Court’s decisions on DOMA and Prop 8 and the victories of a movement composed of our friends and allies. It was a wonderful opportunity to be able to get legally married just like any other Americans who are deeply in love. However, we felt some sadness at the reality that many LGBT people remain so terribly vulnerable to violence and prejudice.”

Bruce Payne, founding Director of the Hart Leadership Program, and Jack Thomas were married at City Hall in New Haven, Connecticut, on July 5. It was a smal l"spur-of-the-moment" ceremony.

Bruce Payne, founding Director of the Hart Leadership Program, and Jack Thomas were married at City Hall in New Haven, Connecticut, on July 5. It was a smal l”spur-of-the-moment” ceremony.