Kamala Harris married fellow lawyer

Kamala Harris, the Indian-American Attorney General of the US state of California, has tied the knot with her long time boyfriend lawyer Douglas Emhoff.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 07, 2014, 16:12 PM IST

Washington: Kamala Harris, the Indian-American Attorney General of the US state of California, has tied the knot with her long time boyfriend lawyer Douglas Emhoff.

It is Harris's first marriage, while Emhoff was previously divorced. Both are 49, and became engaged five months ago.

Maya Harris , sister of the bride, officiated the August 22 marriage ceremony in the Santa Barbara courthouse.
Harris -- the first woman, the first African American, and the first Asian American attorney general in California -- is widely considered a potential future candidate for governor or US Senate,reported the Sacramento Bee.

President Barack Obama last year had called her "by far the best-looking attorney general".

Harris, born in Oakland, is the daughter of Tamil Nadu-born oncologist Dr. Shyamala Gopalan and a Jamaican American father, Stanford economics professor Donald Harris.

The ceremony also included the bride's niece, Meena, reading from Maya Angelou's poem "Touched by an Angel," which ends, "Suddenly we see that /love costs all we are/ and will ever be./ Yet it is only love/ which sets us free."

The two celebrated their marriage by breaking a glass, and wrote their own vows, with the help of Harris.