Neil Patrick Harris to marry partner David Burtka

'How I Met Your Mother' star reveals the happy couple will get married now after DOMA and Prop 8 has been overturned by the Supreme Court

Neil Patrick Harris to marry partner David Burtka
01 July 2013

Neil Patrick Harris has announced he will marry his long-term partner David Burtka, after being engaged for seven years.

The happy couple and parents of two children Harper and Gideon are hoping to tie the knot as soon as they can.

It follows the US Supreme Court overturning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8.

‘Certainly, we have children and marriage is an appropriate thing to do [as] a part of their well being, so I’m sure it will be inevitable—and awesome!’ the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ actor told E! News.

He’s unsure of whether it will be in California or in New York, both states where gay marriage is now legal.

‘We’re about to move to New York so it’s a tricky situation,’ Harris said. ‘I don’t know if it would be an east coast or west coast thing.’

On the Supreme Court rulings, he said it was an ‘inevitability’.  

‘I’m not one who jumps around and cheers and screams because I thought that was inevitable and was going to happen,’ Harris continued.

‘It’s logical. If you look at public opinion polls, everyone, the majority of people, are very for people that fall in love with each other being able to own that.’

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

Liberal Democrats and Conservatives agree gay marriage not in Queen’s Speech

UK coalition government dismisses yesterday's reports, but say gay marriage is not 'a priority' for the government
No thumbnail available

GOProud stands proudly with the Republican party

Prominent gay conservative organization focuses on the economy in the upcoming White House race
No thumbnail available

Nations squabble over UN vote on gay and trans killings

The United Nations is set to vote whether LGBT people should get specific protection from extrajudicial executions and other murders
No thumbnail available

France's Senate passes entire gay marriage, adoption law

The upper level of French parliament has passed the 'Marriage for All' bill, which has seen thousands of people protest for and against in the streets
No thumbnail available

Jamaican theologian calls for tolerance of gays as law challenged

A leading Jamaican Christian thinker has reminded his countrymen that Jamaica is not a theocracy in response to a constitutional challenge to the island’s anti-buggery law
No thumbnail available

Australian PM hides from marriage equality campaigners

Australia’s Prime Minister has had to use a back entrance to avoid protesters in favor of marriage equality, while all federal Australian politicians have been sent a video dispelling myths around the issue
No thumbnail available

First gay UK couple marries in Vietnam

A young loving gay couple were married in Hanoi at the British Embassy under the new England and Wales same-sex marriage law
No thumbnail available

Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy share a sweet impromptu kiss before TV critics

Stars of The Following smooch when asked about their chemistry
Watch China’s comedy hit answer to Will & Grace

Watch China’s comedy hit answer to Will & Grace

24 million people have watched the first season of Chinese gay sitcom Rainbow Family online and its second season is now available to watch as well
No thumbnail available

John Travolta gay sex tape rumor

Alleged gay lover of Grease star claims Travolta wanted to film them having sex together