The outgoing councilmember married her longtime partner Raquel Pacheco
San Diego City Council President Georgette Gómez married her longtime partner Raquel Pacheco at the County Administration Building on Monday. The small ceremony and other remarks were broadcast on Facebook Live.
Gómez and Pacheco had plans to marry at a future date but announced in a Facebook post on Thanksgiving Day that they'd be getting married just days later.
"Raquel & I planned to get married next year but since the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, we decided to move our union sooner. We are tying the knot this coming Monday at 9am. We’ll try to Facebook Live stream our ceremony with you all. Stay tune and join us."
Some LGBTQ community members fear that marriage equality may be in jeopardy with a now more conservative-leaning Supreme Court following the recent addition of Coney-Barrett to the panel. While California made marriage equality official in 2013, it wasn't until a 2015 Supreme Court decision that marriage between individiuals of the same gender-identity became legal nationwide.
Gómez was elected to the San Diego City Council in 2016 and was selected as Council President in 2018. She decided to not seek re-election to the city council in 2020 as she put her hat in the ring for the 53rd Congressional Seat that will soon be vacated by retiring Congresswoman Susan Davis. Sara Jacobs, Gómez' opponent, ending up winning the race. Gómez will exit elected office on Dec. 10 when Sean Elo-Rivera takes over her city council seat.
Pacheco and Gómez live in the Azalea Heights area of San Diego's City Heights neighborhood.