Denise Simmons is the mayor of Cambridge, Massachussets. She is the first black lesbian in the country to hold the title mayor. Now, this dynamic woman has announced that next weekend she plans to marry her partner Mattie B. Hayes. Simmons released her wedding announcement by way of a press release to the local Cambridge media. She made this statement: “I believe this may be the very first African-American church to hold a same-gender wedding, and that’s something that just wouldn’t have happened years ago." Kudos to Mayor Simmons and her partner. I wish them years of marital bliss.