Kristen Bell proposes to boyfriend Dax Shepard in solidarity with Prop 8 defeat
Kristen Bell took to Twitter yesterday to ask her boyfriend, Dax Shepard to marry her. The couple had said they would not get married until same-sex couples in their state had the same right.
The two actors have dated since 2007 and got engaged in 2009.
However, they decided to postpone their marriage until same-sex marriage was once again legal in their home state of California.
Proposition 8, the voter initiative ballot that effectively banned same-sex marriage in California, was adopted in 2008. It ended a short period in which same-sex couples could marry in the state.
Bell previously told the Advocate: “The reason we’re not rushing to get married is because I don’t feel appropriate taking advantage of a right that’s denied to my best friends.
“That’s why we’ve been so hesitant. Dax and I have talked about it a lot, and this issue is very important to both of us. We’re just standing up for what we believe in. Period.”
Shortly after, Bell tweeted Shepard proposing that they get married. He has already agreed.
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) June 26, 2013
DOMA is dead. Prop 8 is dead. Now let’s bring my big, gay marriage to @IMKristenBell to Life!!!!
— dax shepard (@daxshepard1) June 26, 2013
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