San Leandro, Calif. — Kamala Devi Harris, attorney general for the state of California, wed her longtime boyfriend Douglas Emhoff in a private ceremony at the Santa Barbara, Calif., Courthouse Aug. 22. The media was kept away from the wedding, but a news report in the San Francisco Chronicle suggested that they might throw a more high-profile party at the Presidio in San Francisco in mid-September.
Harris, born in Oakland, Calif., is the daughter of Tamil Nadu-born oncologist Dr. Shyamala Gopalan, and a Jamaican American father, Stanford economics professor Donald Harris. As such she became the state’s first Asian American and African American attorney general when she was elected to the post in 2010. Emhoff is partner in charge of the law firm Venable LLP in Los Angeles.
It is Harris’s first marriage, while Emhoff was previously divorced. Both are 49, and became engaged five months ago.
Harris’s sister, Maya Harris Weft, officiated the wedding; in honor of Emhoff’s Jewish upbringing, the two celebrated their marriage by breaking a glass.
Harris, a former San Francisco district attorney, is widely considered a potential future candidate for governor or the U.S. Senate, reported the Sacramento Bee.