The former Meredith Baxter-Birney and star of the 80s hit show ‘Family Ties’ has married her long-time girlfriend Nancy Locke in a ceremony in Los Angeles this past weekend. The actress, who came out in 2009 after years of speculation, married after being together with Locke for nearly a decade. Guests included Baxter’s 5 grown children in a small ceremony that included vows the two wrote for one another and their first dance together.
With marriage equality in California, Baxter exclaimed that she was ecstatic about finally making it legal with her wife:
“Now I understand why marriage caught on!”
Congratulations to the couple and let’s hope the rest of America catches on and gets with the program!
additional reporting: A. Neff King