David Hyde Pierce, who played fussy psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on Frasier for eleven seasons and won four Emmys for his work, appeared on The View last Thursday to discuss his recent marriage, to TV producer Brian Hargrove, and last week's decision by the California Supreme Court to ban future gay marriages. "I was sitting in front of my television wondering, 'Gee, I hope it's okay the Supreme Court thinks I'm married.' Excuse me, it's none of your business," he said.
David and Brian were married in October, 25 years into their relationship. David had previously spent years being very circumspect about his private life, but he came out in 2007 and later made a more public announcement when he thanked Brian after winning a Tony for the musical Curtains. "We didn't hide our lives, but we just thought 'let's make an example of just people going about their lives and trying to create the best household,' and our families, and friends and colleagues knew all about us," David said Thursday. Read: Monogamy Advice From Gay Men
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David appeared with many other Broadway stars, including Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon, at a May 17 rally in support of New York governor David Paterson's marriage equality bill. He's currently appearing in the Broadway show Accent on Youth. "This is about having the basic right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and having that put up for a vote, not only here in California but across the country, and that is just fundamentally not what this country is about," David told The Advocate in November.
Via New York Daily News. Photo courtesy of Splash News.