Abe Foxman's Son Marries Partner in Same-sex Wedding

Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, thanked both grooms for 'the opportunity to be sensitive.'

AP

What does ADL national director Abe Foxman do when he's not hunting anti-Semites and exposing racists?

Well, one thing he did earlier this month was give away his son Ariel, 40, editor of InStyle magazine, in a same-sex wedding with his Cuban-American partner Brandon Cardet-Hernandez.

“Their marriage brings together things that were less easy to understand even 10 years ago,” the elder Foxman was quoted as saying in the New York Times' Vows column. “Now it’s just so normal, comfortable and loving.”

In his toast at the wedding, Foxman “thanked the grooms for the opportunity to be sensitive, and thanked Cardet-Hernandez for converting to Judaism, reminding him that the Jewish people had lost so many people in the past," the Times reported.

Brandon Cardet-Hernandez, 29, the principal of the Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters, a public high school. He studied with a rabbi for several months in order to convert to Judaism.

The 260 guests at the high-chic wedding, which was held at the Brooklyn Museum, included many well-known faces from the world of fashion, as well as actors, musicians and journalists.