Here come the grooms (and brides)! Queer representation on television has slowly but surely improved in recent history, and the same-sex spouses below have helped pave the way.
We’ve rounded up some of the most romantic same-sex marriage proposals from TV history, some of which predate U.S.-wide marriage equality. Check out the clips below and just try not to get a little misty-eyed.
Kurt & Blaine, Glee
Blaine took Kurt back to where it all began in this Fox musical dramedy — and we bet you can tell what Beatles song he sang.
Connor & Oliver, How to Get Away With Murder
Connor pops the question to Oliver under the sheets of a fort in this clip. (Plus, carbohydrates get a shout-out!)
Callie & Arizona, Grey’s Anatomy
Word to the wise: If you’re behind the wheel, pull over before proposing to your partner. Calzona’s engagement got off to a traumatic start on this ABC medical drama.
Magnus & Alec, Shadowhunters
For a marriage proposal in the middle of a literal hellscape, this popping of the question was surprisingly swoon-worthy.
Nomi & Amanita, Sense8
What’s better than one queer proposal? Two queer proposals back-to-back!
Kevin & Scotty, Brothers and Sisters
Before Matthew Rhys was Perry Mason or one of The Americans, he was proposing to Luke Mcfarlane on this ABC drama.
Jamal & Kai, Empire
Speaking of double proposals! (And coincidentally, Toby Onwumere — who plays Kai — was also a star of Sense8.)
Stefon & Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live
[Stefon voice] Yes yes yes yes yes… This love story has everything: Smurfs, ALF, DJ Baby Bok Choy, a jilted Anderson Cooper…
David & Patrick, Schitt’s Creek
Relive Patrick’s proposal to David — and their romance leading up to the big moment — in the video above.
Queerty Ever After