Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing

This afternoon, Daniel Baer, U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security & Cooperation in Europe, married his partner Brian Walsh.

The couple exchanged vows surrounded by family and friends, including HRC President Chad Griffin, in Vienna, Austria.

Baer is the seventh openly LGBT person appointed by President Obama and the first to a multilateral institution.

Following the ceremony, Baer tweeted the news, thanking President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Secretary of State John Kerry for their commitment to equality.

The couple moved to Vienna, where the OSCE headquarters are located, following Baer’s swearing in September 2013.

Congratulations and best of luck to Ambassador Dan Baer and Brian Walsh. 


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