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!