With many countries in the western world now legalizing and recognizing gay marriages, many celebrities have taken this new found freedom to register their nuptials legally. In the UK gay marriages were only possible by registering a marriage, ‘Union’ but now with the new law they have been able to convert to full marriage status. Some of these celebrities include:
The two men have been a couple for many years and have already had a marriage union legalized at the first opportunity they had. After a very lavish and outrageous party to celebrate the union, Elton and David continued to campaign for full marriage status, and in December 2014 they were able to do so as the UK finally legalized gay marriages
George Takai and Brad Altman
The famous starship enterprise pilot and general space hero married his partner Brad Altman in October 2008. The couple has been together for 21 years and has had to endure the negative stigma towards homosexual men during the 70s and 80s. Different cultures also made things hard with Takai being Japanese and Bad an American.
Of course there are also famous Lesbian women who also took the opportunity to make their relationship legal and registered
Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds
The famous actress and comedienne married her partner privately after Rosie met Michelle at a Starbucks in 2011. A few short months after, they were engaged. Michelle is due to have some surgery soon and afterwards they plan to have a huge wedding and party. The couple adopted a little girl in 2013
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
The famous comedienne and Oscars presenter has always campaigned for gay rights throughout her television career and has had several failed relationships with the same sex. Ellen married Portia I 2008 at her LA mansion after she visited Portia’s homeland of Australia. Ellen continues to fight for gay and equal rights on her extremely popular TV talk show.