Last 2014, England has finally joined the expanding list of countries that approve same-sex marriage. We also witnessed festivities around the world as gay, lesbian, and transgender couples marry. In the United States alone, a huge turning point occurred last June 2013 when the Defense of Marriage Act & California’s Proposition 8 was shot down, with several celebrities declaring their support of the announcement. Some of you might say that it’s all talk, but a lot of celebrities have made action and gotten engaged or wedded since then. Here are some gay celebrity couples that tied the knot.
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi
In 2008, Ellen and Portia, clothed in Zac Posen, got married in a really affectionate candle lit ceremonial at their home. Their house is beautiful enough, they don’t need to rent out a place. There was a total of only 19 guests, with a cute touch of handwritten vows. In a taping of The Ellen Show, afterward the California’s Supreme Court removed the ban on gay marriage, Ellen said she had plans to marry Portia. Obviously, they’ve already projected the marriage. You can watch their cute wedding video on YouTube.
Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
How I Met Your Mother Neil, and David looks really dashing in custom Tom Ford suits during their Italian-styled wedding in 2014 surrounded by their family and close friends.The wedding took place 5 years after their engagement. Neil even tweeted their marriage ceremony. One memorable part of the joyous evening was an exceptional performance at the reception by Sir Elton John.
Elton John & David Furnish
Since we’ve mentioned Elton John, in 2014, he and David Furnish finally got married after 9 years of civil partnership. Although it was an intimate ceremony, the couple decided to announce the celebration by publishing photos with the hashtag #ShareTheLove. Furnish says that they don’t need to take an additional legal step but since they’re both committed for life, they felt like it’s significant to take that step and benefit of the change in legislation.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita
In 2013, Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita made their relationship official with a New York ceremony that was filled with celebrities. Some of the celebrity guests complimented the wedding ceremony. Nigel Lythgoe, So You Think You Can Dance judge, tweeted that the ceremony was emotional, filled with laughing and crying. Instead of gifts, the couple asks for donations that will be given to Tie the Knot, a marriage equality charity.
Lance Bass & Michael Turchin
Making history, Lance and Michael were the first gay couple to televise their wedding on American television. You should definitely watch their special, Lance Loves Michael. There were puppy ring bearers and hand-written marriage vows involved. The ceremony was held at the Park Plaza Hotel last 2014. They chose the location due to its royal theme. Bass says that they needed a venue that echoes their dream wedding, which is a royal vibe.