The two moved in together into a log cabin home on March 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, where they now live.
Mr. Cassata, who is from Bay Shore, N.Y., has a master’s degree in social transformation from the Pacific School of Religion. He has been a transgender activist since he was 13. “This year, I have spoken and performed at the U.S. Capitol and Harvard University,” Mr. Cassata said. He also visited the White House to sing for and speak to Admiral Rachel Levine, “the highest-ranking trans person in government, about trans health care legislation,” Mr. Cassata said.
Dr. Meeneghan, who grew up outside of Seattle, is an acupuncturist and a naturopathic doctor at Modrn Med of Sherman Oaks, Calif., and is the president of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association. He has a bachelor’s degree in comparative religion and a bachelor’s of science degree in life sciences, both from the Evergreen State College, and a master’s degree in the science of traditional East Asian medicine and a doctorate in naturopathic medicine, both from National University of Natural Medicine.
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The two were married Aug. 18 by Nan Cameron, a friend of Mr. Cassata previously ordained by the Universal Life Church, at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, Calif., before 150 guests. They wore ivory suits made by Indochino for the ceremony and changed into black tuxedos by Sharpe Suiting for the reception.
At the reception, Mr. Cassata danced with his father to “Butterfly Kisses,” by Bob Carlisle, “which was our song when I was a little kid before I transitioned,” Mr. Cassata said. For the reception, Mr. Cassata wrote and performed, “The Promise,” an original song and Dr. Meeneghan sang the Peter Gabriel version of “The Book of Love,” by the Magnetic Fields.
Some guests learned a line dance after the rehearsal dinner for a flash mob-style performance at the reception to Queen’s “I Was Born to Love You,” which Dr. Meeneghan had alluded to in his vows. “To quote the patron saint of queer love, Freddie Mercury, ‘I was born to love you, every single day of my life,’” he said.