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E Online: Alan Cumming and Grant Shaffer Exchange Vows in UK

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire January 11, 2007 at 7:44AM

The host of "The Anniversary Party" now has his own milestone to celebrate. Alan Cumming and graphic artist Grant Shaffer tied the knot Saturday in a civil ceremony at the Old Royal Naval College near London. The couple walked down the aisle to the theme song from 1994's "Circle of Friends," Cumming's first big film, and then took guests to a nearby rented ice rink for a newlywed skate to the tune of Queen's "You're My Best Friend." "Not only are we so happy to be able to celebrate our love for each other, but also to be able to do it in a country that properly recognizes the rights of same-sex couples," Cumming, who shares a New York apartment with the American-born Shaffer, said in a statement. "As residents of America we would have loved to marry there, but we hope that soon the civil rights that we have been afforded in the U.K. will be available to all gay Americans, and we look forward to celebrating not only our marriage, but the end of prejudice." Natalie Finn reports.
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The host of "The Anniversary Party" now has his own milestone to celebrate. Alan Cumming and graphic artist Grant Shaffer tied the knot Saturday in a civil ceremony at the Old Royal Naval College near London. The couple walked down the aisle to the theme song from 1994's "Circle of Friends," Cumming's first big film, and then took guests to a nearby rented ice rink for a newlywed skate to the tune of Queen's "You're My Best Friend." "Not only are we so happy to be able to celebrate our love for each other, but also to be able to do it in a country that properly recognizes the rights of same-sex couples," Cumming, who shares a New York apartment with the American-born Shaffer, said in a statement. "As residents of America we would have loved to marry there, but we hope that soon the civil rights that we have been afforded in the U.K. will be available to all gay Americans, and we look forward to celebrating not only our marriage, but the end of prejudice." Natalie Finn reports.