We all heard of Jim Parsons tying the knot this May to Todd Spiewak, his long-time partner who he has been happy and celebrating life with since 2002.
We, of course, can not think of a better way to celebrate their love for each other than making it official.
As we congratulate Jim and Todd for being the men that they are, being an example for so many others to be themselves, we list down some others who have stepped out and inspired so many people.
ELLEN DEGENERES AND PORTIA DE ROSSI
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi reportedly first met through mutual friends back in 2001.After the California Supreme Court overthrew the ban on same-sex marriage on 16th May 2008, they married on 13th August 2008 at their Beverly Hills home and have been happily married since.
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS AND DAVID BURTKA
“How I Met Your Mother” star Harris fell for David Burtka, 36, eight years ago. After nearly 10 years together and adopting fraternal twins, the pair tied the knot in September 2014 in Italy. Neil says, “Yup, we put the ‘n’ and ‘d’ in ‘husband’.
SIR ELTON JOHN AND DAVID FURNISH
Five months after they got together, the smiles on their faces said it all at Sir Elton John’s AIDS Foundation party after the Oscars in LA way back in February 1994.Their son, Zachary, was born in December 2010, to a surrogate mother. In December 2014, following the legalization of gay marriage, the couple wed at their home at Old Windsor.Furnish told Attitude magazine: ‘As a high-profile couple, we feel it is our duty to do it to make sure that everyone knows this is something that many gay men living in this country never dreamed would happen.’ Take a bow!
CYNTHIA NIXON AND CHRISTINE MARINONI
The Sex and the City actress, 46, and the education activist, 45, have been together since 2004. Marinoni gave birth to their son, Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni, in February 2011. The couple waited to marry until it was legal in New York State and finally got married on 27th May 2012.
LANCE BASS AND MICHAEL TURCHIN
Their journey towards the aisle actually began – or, rather, almost didn’t begin – in 2010 when the two started a friendship that neither thought would become anything more.The couple made history as the first-ever same-sex couple to be married on an American television network!The ceremony itself took place at the Park Plaza Hotel in 2014.
We know the struggle is real, and we respect them for standing together through thick and thin so that so many others have hope and can envision these days happening for them 🙂