Hit CBS show How I Met Your Mother revived the career of actor Neil Patrick Harris, who rose to stardom as teenage prodigy doctor Doogie Howser. In the show, Neil plays serial womaniser Barney, however in real life he is actually in a homosexual relationship with his partner, David Burtka.
Neil and David were both delighted when gay marriage was legalised in New York last month and Harris took to his Twitter account to rejoice. He firstly tweeted "It PASSED!" before later adding, "Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!!" Neil and David also have 8 month old twins together, via a surrogate mother.
Harris continued his tweeting to reveal his and Burtka’s plans to wed, "David and I did propose to each other, but over five years ago!" he wrote. He later added, "We've been wearing engagement rings for ages, waiting for an available date." Neil Patrick Harris can be seen reprising his role as Barney, when How I Met Your Mother returns to CBS on September 19.