Sloane Brown, For The Baltimore Sun
June 27, 2013
Catherine Reckelhoff, Maryland Institute College of Art student, and Beau Conti, City Cafe busser, embraced the day's announcements at the celebration.
After the U.S. Supreme Court's two rulings Wednesday that supported same-sex marriage -- finding that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and declining to rule on a lower court's finding that California's ban on gay marriage was also unconstitutional -- Baltimore's City Cafe was jammed with folks celebrating. Restaurant owners Bruce Bodie and Gino Cardinale threw the happy hour party, inviting many of those who had worked for the passage of Maryland's own marriage-equality law.