Mayor Villaraigosa Marries Gay Couples

At last night’s protest and rally to reject Prop. 8, Los Angeles Mayor and rising Democratic political star Antonio Villaraigosa took to the Olvera Street gazebo and led a ceremony where gay couples married last year renewed their vows. One lesbian couple, children in tow, prompted Villaraigosa to remark, ““Look at these beautiful babies. They’re healthy. They’re loved. They have parents.” Over 18,000 couples were married last year. The Supreme Court will decide whether those marriages will be valid. Watch after the jump.