Ecstatic Neil Patrick Harris to wed after five years

Ecstatic Neil Patrick Harris to wed after five years

Neil Patrick Harris is set to marry his boyfriend David Burtka.

The actor, who plays party-loving Barney Stinson on the hit comedy How I Met Your Mother, announced via Twitter that the pair would be tying the knot after New York's state senate voted to legalise same-sex marriage.

"It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night," he wrote.

"David and I did propose to each other, but over five years ago! We've been wearing engagement rings for ages, waiting for an available date."

Neil - who also made an Emmy-winning performance on Glee as former Glee Club star Bryan Ryan - has been dating David since 2004.

The pair are fathers to twin boy and girl Gideon and Harper, born by surrogate in October last year.

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Tuesday June 28, 2011

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