Article Photos: City Council speaker launches NYC mayoral bid 3/12

FILE - In this July 24, 2011 file photo, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, left, and her partner, Kim Catullo, attend a wedding in the Manhattan City Clerk's office on the first day New York State's Marriage Equality Act goes into effect. Long seen as a leading contender, Quinn formally launched, on Sunday, March 10, 2013 what she hopes will be a history-making mayoral bid. Quinn would be a groundbreaking mayor across two personal dimensions: She would be the first female and first openly gay mayor to lead the nation's largest city. (AP Photo/Michael Appleton, Pool, File)