June 27th, 2011
10:28 AM ET
After New York’s historic decision to legalize gay marriage, Neil Patrick Harris and his longtime partner David Burtka are looking forward to a wedding of their own.
The 38-year-old actor tweeted Friday, “I'd sure love to get married. Please, NY Senate, vote in favor of marriage equality today. My family would really appreciate it.”
After the announcement came that New York signed the same-sex marriage bill into law, Harris could hardly contain his tweeted elation.
“It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!” he wrote, adding that he and Burtka had proposed to one another over five years ago. "We've been wearing engagement rings for ages, waiting for an available date," he said.
The "How I Met Your Mother" star is currently raising twins with Burtka, and has made no secret about the fact that he one day hopes to walk down the aisle.
He joked with People magazine back in December that "the callus is hurting on my right hand," motioning to the jewelry on his right ring finger. "It'd be nice to move the ring over here someday," he added, gesturing to his left hand.
Update, 1:38 p.m. ET: None of this means you should buy a wedding present yet - Harris tweeted Monday, "Dear media: Just because David and I will soon be able to marry in NY, doesn't mean we are actively planning a wedding. Cart before horse."
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