Joseph Quinones – Benjamin King

HAMPDEN – Benjamin King, Hampden Academy class of 1991, legally married Joseph Quinones of Manhattan, N.Y., in Yonkers, N.Y., on July 5, 2013. Witnesses were Joseph’s mother Louise and Ben’s longtime friend Nit-Noi Ricker of Hampden.
Ben is the son of Pam and Wayne Sweetser of Presque Isle and Joel is the son of Louise and Sam Quinones of New York.
A ring ceremony is planned for next summer. The marriage follows the passage of marriage equality in New York and Maine, and the recent Supreme Court ruling to federally recognize same-sex couples.