Gay Actor John Barrowman Gives Amazing Marriage Equality Speech

Written by scott on September 6th, 2013

John Barrowman - TorchwoodNow for a little happier news. Actor John Barrowman (of Torchwood fame) gave a fantastic marriage equality speech at a Sci-Fi convention.

Pink News reports:

Commenting on his marriage at the convention, he said: “We’ve been together for 20-odd years. When we were married in our eyes is when we signed papers for our first mortgage. That was a lockdown. “At that time, both of us were going, “Oh my God, how are we going to afford this?” Like everybody else, we panicked and we were scared but we knew we were on a journey for the long term.” While the couple has been together for over 20 years, Barrowman says up until the US Supreme Court struck down DOMA, his partner Gill was forced to return to the UK every three months. “It changed everything,” he said on the ruling.

I’ve always liked Barrowman – I even bought his schmaltzy covers album – and it’s great to see him happy and speaking out for marriage equality like this.

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