Bob Bresenhan Jr. & Rolando B. Ceniza

7.15.2014

By Out.com Editors

The Rahway city councilman celebrated the wedding to his partner at their New Jersey home

Photos: MPW/Ben Tiu

After many years on the front line fighting for marriage equality for members of the LGBTI community, Rahway New Jersey City Councilman Bob Bresenhan, Jr. and his partner Rolando B. Ceniza tied the knot on June 28, 2014.

Bresenhan and Ceniza were married in a garden wedding ceremony officiated by Rahway Mayor Samson Steinman, Saturday evening, June 28, 2014 at the couples Rahway, New Jersey, home.

“June 28, is a very special day for our union," Bresenhan explained. "We chose June 28, 2003, to celebrate our union in a right of marriage officiated over by a member of the clergy but unrecognized by the state of New Jersey. This day and marriage license from the state of New Jersey and the City of Rahway has been a long time coming. Roland and I were there by then Governor Jon S. Corzine’s side as he signed the Civil Union law in December 1, 2006 in Trenton."

The couple was surrounded by about 100 family and friends as they celebrated the rights of marriage in New Jersey. Bresenhan serves as a Councilman in the City of Rahway and is an executive in the fashion apparel industry in New York City. He is also a trustee on The Union County Arts Center’s Board of Trustees, a member of the Union County Motion Picture and Advisory Board and former member of NJ Governor Corzine's Civil Union Commission and past Chairman of the Rahway Public Housing Authority.

Ceniza, a United States citizen of Philippine heritage, is a registered nurse in the cardiac catheterization field at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell. The couple makes their home with two furry children Rosie and Buster, Yorkshire terriers.

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