Rick Welts, President of the Golden State Warriors, Marries his Same Sex Partner, A First For the NBA

Rick Welts, the openly gay president of the Golden State Warriors, married his partner of nine years, Todd Gage.

The ceremony was officiated by the mayor of San Francisco London Breed in her office. Welts made the announcement on Twitter on Friday. “At 11am today in the Mayor’s office at SF City Hall, Mayor @LondonBree married Rick Welts and Todd Gage. It was a good day, nine years in the making!” he wrote.

According to NBC News, “Welts, who came out as gay in 2011, has been an instrumental part of the Warriors’ success over the last nine years, helping the team appear in five straight NBA Finals, win three championships. An openly gay president of an NBA team stands in contrast to what has been the norm in men’s major league sports in the U.S.”

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