Two Men and Two Babies

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"Neil Patrick Harris (a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality) and partner David Burtka shared stories and pictures of their new twins, Harper Grace and Gideon Scott, in the new issue of People magazine.

"The twins, born with the aid of a surrogate, prompted the couple to a move to a more family-friendly home in the Hollywood Hills and has allowed them to opt out of social commitments.

“'I just love the way [the twins] smell. And we can use them as an excuse to get out of almost anything,' Harris told People. 'That’s cleared the calendar in a good way.'"

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In August of 2010, after Harris announced that he and his partner were expecting twins, Jarrett Barrios, president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance of Defamation (GLAAD) told PopEater :

"For over two decades, Americans have followed Neil Patrick Harris' journey from child star to popular leading man. Now, many will look on as he and his partner build a family together.  As more and more loving and committed gay and lesbian couples start families together, it is important to see stories like Neil's that reflect what most fair-minded Americans already know: gay people and our families are no different than them. For many, Neil is the first gay person they've seen come out, fall in love and become a dad, and his story is helping Americans understand that gay people deserve the same opportunity to take care of our families and loved ones."