Actress Meredith Baxter and partner
Nancy Locke are planning to exchange vows in California.
reported on Monday that the women applied for a marriage license at
the Beverly Hills courthouse on Friday.
Details have yet to be announced.
Baxter, who is best known for playing
Elyse Keaton on the NBC sitcom Family Ties, announced she's
gay during a 2009 Today Show appearance.
“I am a lesbian and it was a
later-in-life recognition,” she told Matt Lauer. “Some people
would say, well, you're living a lie and, you know, the truth is –
not at all. This has only been for the past seven years.”
Baxter, 66, came forward after Perez
Hilton published photos on his website of Baxter and Locke aboard an
Baxter wrote about her three failed
marriages to men and coming out in her 2011 memoir Untied.