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The couple, who have a young daughter together, have been engaged since 2009, but have said they would not marry until their gay friends were allowed to.
“Once it’s official and everybody stops appealing it the minute before it passes, we’ll get married,” the House of Lies star said on Larry King Now in August 2012.
After the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which restricts federal benefits to same-sex couples, Bell tweeted at her fiance:
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) June 26, 2013
He seemed more than keen on the idea, responding:
@IMKristenBell F— Yes!!!!!!!!!!!
— dax shepard (@daxshepard1) June 26, 2013
Last August, the couple appeared together on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, where Shepard explained why they were holding off on getting married, despite their long engagement.
“We’re not going to have a party when half of our friends … can’t do that thing we’re doing,” he said. “We’re not going to ask them to come celebrate a right they don’t have. That’s just tacky! Forget like anything else, it’s like really tacky for us.”
Bell said in the interview, “I don’t believe in standing in the way of love, and I want to stand up for that right.”
She added: “And that’s what it is. If someone wants to commit their life to another person, why would I not bolster that argument?”
Watch Dax’s and Shepard’s comments from 2012 below.
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