Late Night: Conan O’Brien officiates gay wedding on his show
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This week Conan O’Brien returned to his home turf, New York City, to host his TBS talk show from the Beacon Theatre. O’Brien capped off the week by doing something that, for now at least, he can do in New York but not California: He officiated a gay wedding.
On Thursday night O’Brien’s longtime costume designer Scott Cronick married his partner David Gorshein. While Gorshein waited underneath the chuppah, Cronick walked down the aisle accompanied by his favorite celebrity, Andy Cohen of Bravo.
Onstage, the couple exchanged heartfelt vows. ‘Anyone in the world would be happy to wear one of your designs, but no one is possibly happier than I am to wear your ring,’ Gorshein said.
‘I have only one vow for you. I vow to fill your every day with so much love. Cameras or no cameras, I am here today and I am yours forever,’ Cronick promised his partner.
After the men stepped on two glasses (one for each groom), O’Brien declared, ‘By the power invested in me by the state of New York and the Universal Life Church, I now pronounce you husband and husband. You can kiss the groom.’
After they kissed, the newlyweds rode off into the sunset with some help from ‘Ted Turner,’ a recurring character on the show.
Watch the ceremony below, but make sure you’ve got some tissues handy.
-- Meredith Blake