Actress Kirsten Vangsness says she and
her girlfriend are planning a round-the-world trip to marry in every
country that allows gay marriage.
38-year-old Vangsness told EOnline.com that she and film editor
Melanie Goldstein were forced to postpone their spring 2009 plans to
exchange vows because of Proposition 8, California's gay marriage
“We've come to the conclusion that
we're going to do it in 2013 – no matter what,” she said.
Vangsness, who plays FBI Technical
Analyst Penelope Garcia on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds,
came out gay on her blog in 2007, a year after she began dating
“My girlfriend and I (Happy late
National Coming Out Day) bought bikes” for a charity bicycle ride,
The women say they're prepared to trek
around the globe if unable to marry in the United States.
“Melanie wants us to go to every
place that it's legal and just collect marriage certificates from
places like Sweden and Mexico like people collect Disney pins,”
Vangsness said. “We want to put up a whole wall of them.”
Vangsness will also appear as a series
regular on Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, the show's first