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Larry Kramer Weds Partner David Webster In Hospital ICU

kramerWriter and relentless activist for AIDS awareness and LGBT rights Larry Kramer, 78, has made it legal with longtime partner, architect David Webster, 67, reports New York Times‘ Patrick Healy. The couple exchanged Cartier rings in a ceremony before two dozen friends and family members in the intensive care unit of NYU’s Langone Medical Center, where the award-winning playwright of The Normal Heart is recovering from surgery due to bowel obstruction.

The two men had planned to be married on the terrace of their Greenwich Village apartment, but with Kramer’s recent health problem, they turned those plans into a hospital bedside party.

Webster told the Times that Kramer was unable to attend the reception, “but we’ll have a party once he’s out of the hospital.”

As the Times noted, Kramer had been a long-time critic of state laws permitting gay marriage as long as the federal Defense of Marriage Act was in place. However, after the Supreme Court struck down DOMA last month, Kramer decided it was time to marry his partner of nearly 20 years.

Photo: NYT/David Webster

On:           Jul 25, 2013
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    • hyhybt

      First: congratulations! I hope this doesn’t turn out to be a “just in time” wedding, but that you have many years left together.

      Second: “Kramer has been a long-time critic of state laws permitting gay marriage as long as the federal Defense of Marriage Act was in place.”—Strange, since without those state laws, nobody would have been in a position to challenge DOMA and get rid of it.

      Third: an ICU that will let in two dozen visitors at once?

      Jul 25, 2013 at 3:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38

      Bless you guys! Many years to come.

      Jul 25, 2013 at 3:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • niles

      This is what it is all about: taking care of your beloved in sickness and in health.

      Jul 25, 2013 at 3:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jay

      Good on you, Larry, whom I have liked since “Faggots.” Oh, and “Women in Love” before that.

      Jul 25, 2013 at 3:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seggerman

      David Webster was the real life Dinky Adams – who says fairy tales don’t come true?

      Jul 25, 2013 at 6:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jay



      Jul 25, 2013 at 6:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredhotman

      Larry Kramer wishing you good health. I still read “Faggots” and convulse in laughter
      & enjoy your other books. I trust you to recover and live with your spouse happily ever after. Refuah..

      Jul 25, 2013 at 7:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John

      I did not need to hear about his ” bowel obstruction”. It’s just “loose” journalism.

      Jul 28, 2013 at 7:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1

      @John: Dumb

      Jul 29, 2013 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA

      all his problems are behind him…

      Jul 30, 2013 at 2:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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