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Neil Patrick Harris announces engagement after same sex marriage legalised in New York

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on June 27th, 2011 0 comments yet. Be the First

Photo: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Gay marriage was made legal in the US state of New York on Friday 24 June 2011, and Neil Patrick Harris – known from TV shows like Doogie Howser M.D and ladies’ man Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother – celebrated the passing of the new bill by announcing his engagement to partner David Burtka.

Neil tweeted: “”It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!”

“David and I did propose to each other, but over five years ago. We’ve been wearing engagement rings for ages, waiting for an available date. (sic)”

Harris and Burtka have been in a relationship since 2004 and became parents of fraternal twins, Harper Grace and Gideon Scott, in October 2010 via a surrogate mother.

The couple can now – along with many other – finally set a date to become Mr and Mr. Or Mrs and Mrs!




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