Someone has finally made an honest man out of John Barrowman.
The former “Torchwood” and “Doctor Who” star, who can now be found on The CW’s hit new series “Arrow,” married his 20-year partner, Scott Gill. The two took advantage of the overturn of California’s Proposition 8 that originally banned same-sex marriage. The state, since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, has once again allowed same-sex marriage.
Barrowman shared the experience with fans on video that he shot July 2, highlighting the two getting coffee as they were on their way to a justice of the peace.
“We’re getting married in the state of California,” Barrowman told the camera. “Thank you, Supreme Court. About time yuou made it legal. See you after the ceremony.”
The two had formalized their union in a civil partnership they received in the United Kingdom in December 2006, according to Gay News Network. Barrowman was born in Scotland, but he was raised in the United States, growing up in Illinois.
Barrowman is a naturalized citizen of the United States, but maintains dual citizenship between the United States and the United Kingdom.
The actor has been open about his sexuality, at least since he became well known with science-fiction fans with his early appearances on “Doctor Who.” Even his character, Capt. Jack Harkness, was described as “omnisexual,” and the character was known to have both male and female partners (as well as aliens) throughout the run of “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood.”
Barrowman’s original civil union will Gill in the United Kingdom was attended by the “Torchwood” cast as well as that series creator, Russell T. Davies.