London, England (AHN) - John Barrowman, the star of the British science fiction television series "Torchwood" has signed a civil partnership with his long-term partner, architect Scott Grill. The partnership was signed at a ceremony at the St David's Hotel and Spa in Cardiff Bay in Wales.
Around 40 attended the event, as the Barrowman tied knot with his partner of 16 years. Barrowman said that he was elated at the recognition of gay marriages.
"It feels great and I think more gay men and gay women should go ahead and do it as long as they're serious about it," he was quoted by BBC as saying.
"It's not really recognition but it's important for people to see the normality of the entire situation and it forces people who don't agree with gay men and women...to have to accept us.
"We deserve the rights like everybody else," the 39-year-old actor said. He is currently appearing in pantomime in Cardiff where he is playing Jack in a production of "Jack and the Beanstalk."