Last night, despite the pissing and whining of the conservative hate choir, Conan O’Brien, officiated the wedding of ‘Conan’ costume designer Scott Cronick and his partner David Gorshein on stage in in New York’s Beacon Theater.
Cronick and Gorshein were already planning to wed while the show was visiting New York, since same-sex marriage is still not legal in California, but instead of marrying at city hall, O’Brien suggested they perform the ceremony on his show instead.
Conan’s show staffers insisted that it wasn’t a ratings or publicity stunt — because the wedding was for one of Conan’s staff members and that it would be genuine moment.
Gorshein recited his vows first, tearfully telling Cronick, “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 and to put this ring on your finger. You are my everything.”
Visibly moved, Cronick responded, “I vow to fill your every day with so much love. Cameras or no cameras, David, I’m here today, and I am yours forever.”
The wedding may have been the very first same-sex marriage ever to be performed on television, and observed several Jewish traditions, including the use of a chuppah and the breaking of glasses at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Whether it was designed as a ratings stunt or simply a favor from one friend to another, it seemed to be a touching and heartfelt experience for everyone involved.
Mazel tov guys!!!!!!