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Sam Champion And Rubem Robierb Marry In New York


Sam Champion and Rubem Robierb made it official yesterday in the Big Apple.

People magazine reports that the Good Morning America weatherman and his photographer beau kept it short and sweet: a ten-minute ceremony with friends and family at their apartment. The men will also have a ceremony on New Year's Eve in Miami, where they met.

"That's going to be the big party," [Champion] said. "This is the legal moment that we wanted to celebrate with friends and family and loved ones."

The couple couldn't be more excited to make it official. "Rubem said it best. It's the societal affirmation of our relationship. We feel like it's the most important relationship in our lives, and so to be able to share that with the people we love and have it legitimized in that way is really profound. It's not something we take lightly at all."

"It's a shame we can't officially have a legal ceremony in Florida," added Champion. "We're not separating them, because we'd like to do it twice. New York it will be legal. Miami will be the spiritual side to celebrate with the people who have been with us and supporting us and been a part of our lives since we met. We want to celebrate with them."

Long out in New York City, Champion came out publicly when he announced his engagement in October.

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  1. Short and sweet would also describe Sam Champion.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 22, 2012 5:10:11 PM

  2. Did I miss today's Towleroad update on Anderson Cooper ? I guess it's still early....

    Posted by: Icebloo | Dec 22, 2012 5:11:21 PM

  3. How about being a little less of a b*tch for the holidays Icebloo?

    Posted by: DD | Dec 22, 2012 9:51:01 PM

  4. Aww. Beautiful. Congrats to the newly wed and clearly happy couple

    ( Side note: The comments section (and consistent need to attack gay public figures, fighting, trolling) is the reason many, many, MANY former regulars who frequented this site often, have left and are now frequenting more prominent gay blogs. I can now only stomach visiting this place once a month. Way too many self hating jerks posting.)

    Posted by: Ricardo | Dec 23, 2012 6:42:37 AM

  5. The day will soon come when the gay wedding of a celebrity is not news. We're getting there, which is incredible.

    Posted by: Jim | Dec 23, 2012 8:11:22 AM

  6. Mazel tov to Sam and Rubem!

    Posted by: JeffNYC | Dec 23, 2012 9:25:34 AM

  7. Congratulations to the handsome couple.

    A prediction: blue skies and happy sailing for two wonderful men.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Dec 23, 2012 11:36:57 AM

  8. @Ricardo: I normally read the commenter's name before reading the post. Yes, the list of people I ignore is too long.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Dec 23, 2012 12:56:50 PM

  9. There's a more prominent gay blog?

    Posted by: anon | Dec 23, 2012 6:28:08 PM

  10. RICARDO: bye bye.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Dec 25, 2012 6:54:25 AM

  11. The marriage of Sam Champion to a man and then have it publicized on ABC was a slap in the face of the sacrament of matrimony. I will not watch Champion's weather report.

    Posted by: Les | Dec 29, 2012 9:39:00 AM

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