15 TV stars who played straight get gay married

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With news that Alex P. Keaton’s mom, lesbian actress Meredith Baxter, is making plans to secure the next gay celebrity “Family Ties” with her girlfriend, we’re reminded of other out actors at the alter who made their names in straight roles.

The couple may not send gay Atlanta minds reeling like Vin Diesel and his hot sexy brethrren in town or Hollywood hunks hounded by gay rumors, but Baxter and her partner Nancy Locke (above) made tongues wag for a different reason this week. They secured their wedding license in California to a flurry of headlines. Instead of rice or birdseed, we decided to throw a shower of partnered gay celebrities at the happy couple. Grab a handful and join us.

Even if a few below haven’t been legally hitched yet, they are our favorite coupled-up gay-lebrities once known for playing it straight. Their partnerships give us hope for love and our own "family ties" so we can ask, “What would we do, baby, without us?”

Neil Patrick Harris ('How I Met Your Mother')



Cynthia Nixon ('Sex & The City')



Jim Parsons ('The Big Bang Theory')



Matt Bomer ('White Collar,' 'Glee')



Sarah Paulson ('American Horror Story')



Sara Gilbert ('Rosanne,' 'The Big Bang Theory')



David Hyde Pierce ('Frasier') 



Dan 'Bulldog' Butler ('Frasier)



Denis O'Hare ('True Blood,' 'American Horror Story')



Lily Tomlin ('Malibu Country,' 'Web Therapy.' For starters.)



Victor Garber ('Alias,' 'Deception,' 'Damages,' 'The Big C')



Bonus 1 (Broken up): Jonathan Groff ('Glee,' 'Looking') and Zachary Quinto ('Heroes,' 'American Horror Story')



Bonus 2 (Broken up): Jane Lynch



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