Actor Greg Rikaart and his television writer husband, Robert Sudduth, on Sunday welcomed their first child, a boy born via surrogate.

The couple announced the birth with an Instagram family portrait.

“We fight hate, fear, bigotry, homophobia and injustice in the world with love, intellect and enlightenment,” Rikaart wrote in the post. “In the truest and most pure definitions of the latter words, it is with full hearts that Rob and I take great pride in introducing our son, Montgomery Argo Rikaart-Sudduth. He was born in Roseville, CA at 5:01pm on 6/12/16. He is light and love and magic. Monte, Rob, myself and Marcela, our trooper of a surrogate, are all doing fantastic.”

Rikaart, who is best known for playing Kevin Fischer on the long running CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, and Sudduth married last spring in Hawaii.

Rikaart came out in 2013 on Twitter, posting a photograph of himself and Sudduth in support of the Supreme Court ruling which led to the fall of California's ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8.

In 2014, Rikaart made headlines when he called former Texas Governor Rick Perry “a big dumb asshole” for comparing being gay to an alcoholic.