Nevada State Senator Kelvin Atkinson didn’t waste anytime once a federal appeals courtoverturned his state’s ban on gay marriage. At a Freedom Nevada rally on Tuesday, Atkinson surprised his partner of over six years, Sherwood Howard, with a proposal — though it sounds like it may have been a surprise to the senator as well.
“I was telling my story and it just came out,” said Atkinson, who memorably came out during a debate on same-sex marriage. “I proposed to him on stage in front of everyone.” Atkinson expected Howard to say yes, though he had to clarify amidst the peal of tears and celebration. “He said yes,” he told the crowd. (x)