CNN anchor Don Lemon on Sunday tweeted
MSNBC's Thomas Roberts congratulations on his marriage to Patrick
Roberts and Abner, of Merck
Pharmaceuticals' HIV/AIDS division, married in a ceremony in New York
City on Saturday.
“What a great night w/ [Roberts and
Abner],” Lemon tweeted. “Awesome wedding.”
The couple have been together 12 years
and announced their engagement via Twitter on June 25, 2011, one day
after gay marriage was legalized in New York.
On Sunday, Roberts tweeted, “Morning
in NYC is pretty sweet waking up as a married man!” along with a
photo of his left hand on a balcony railing, his wedding ring
Celebrities attending the rooftop
ceremony held at the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel included singer
Chely Wright, actress Judith Light, activist David Mixner and
writer/commentator Meghan McCain. Former San Francisco Mayor Gavin
Newson officiated the wedding ceremony.
Roberts, who came out in 2006,
previously told The
New York Observer that he does not believe that being the
first news anchor to marry a person of the same sex will hurt his
career at MSNBC.
“I am not objective when it comes to
equality,” said Thomas.
“And that means for all. I want it for you, for me, for