In what is deemed a progressive move, New York State has passed the Marriage Equality Bill becoming the sixth and largest American state to legalise same-sex marriage.

This is cause for celebration indeed, especially for ‘How I Meet Your Mother’ star Neil Patrick Harris whose long term partner David Burtka announced on Twitter “I’ve already [proposed], he said yes! Thank god!”

Harris confirmed the good news, however he offered a rather different account; “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.”

The happy couple have been together since 2004 and are both parents to baby twins, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace.

The reform is partly thanks to openly gay ‘Sex and the City’ actress Cynthia Nixon who has been rallying support for same sex marriage partly fuelled by her own desire to marry partner Christine Marinoni in their home state of New York.

So let the wedding bells ring, looks like it’s gonna be legen – wait for it – dary!