Monday, August 06, 2007

Smitherman weds gay partner

This will be of interest to our transplant community because as Provincial Health Minster of Ontario George Smitherman is responsible for initiatives to improve the rate of organ donation in the province.

ELLIOTT LAKE, Ontario - August 6, 2007 - Provincial Health Minister and Deputy Premier of Ontario George Smitherman and his partner Christopher Peloso made it official, exchanging vows yesterday before about 200 family members and well-wishers at Laurentian Lodge, a rustic and idyllic resort north of this small former mining community.

Smitherman, who as provincial health minister is a senior member of cabinet and often mentioned on the shortlist of future candidates for mayor of Toronto, acknowledged that such a public pronouncement of love would have political overtones.

Smitherman, 43, and Peloso, who first met 13 years ago, began dating about two years ago before deciding to make a lifelong commitment.

Read the full article in the Toronto Star.

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