Stage and screen star John Barrowman
and his longtime partner Scott Gill on Tuesday tied the knot in
Barrowman, who is best known for
playing Captain Jack Harkness on the BBC science fiction series
Doctor Who and Torchwood, released a brief video
announcing the couple's plans.
“We're getting married in the state
of California,” says Barrowman in the video recorded inside a car.
“Thank you Supreme Court. About time
you made it legal,” he adds with a thumbs up.
“Yay!” he shouts, then reaches for
a kiss from Gill. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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A couple of hours later, Barrowman, who
holds both British and American citizenship, tweeted, “We are now
legally married. Thanks for all your great wishes,” along with a
photo of the happy couple holding a California marriage certificate.
California on Friday became the 13th
state to legalize marriage for gay and lesbian couples following a
Supreme Court ruling which paved the way.
couples can marry in California; Ninth Circuit lifts Prop 8 stay.)
Barrowman and Gill met in 1993 at the
Chichester Festival Theatre where Barrowman was performing. They
entered a UK civil partnership in 2006.