We'll definitely being taking notes on the nuptials as we plan for our impending wedding with Anderson Cooper, but in the meantime, we'll let Thomas have his time in the spotlight!
Roberts tells The New York Observer that he and his fiance, Patrick Abner, are planning a late-September wedding with a guest list of about 150 people.
Like any good gay guy, "Mr. Roberts’s attention has been diverted by the process of shedding unwanted weight. 'I was on the treadmill for three miles this morning. I will be on it for three miles tomorrow. I had a Red Bull for lunch and I eat gum. I’m the typical groom!' His desk was cluttered not merely with his lunch—a pack of peppermint—but also an academic text on Loving v. Virginia and an MSNBC briefing packet on Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential options."
Don't eat the peppermint, Thomas!! It's not worth it! Drink water and stretch! WATER AND STRETCH!
Roberts is unapologetic about his eagerness to get married and as he notes to the Observer, he makes no claims to objectivity. “I am not objective when it comes to equality. And that means for all. I want it for you, for me, for everybody … It’s written in our Constitution: life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, and what’s wrong with talking about that? Nothing.”
“The great thing that I love about our country is that though we were founded on freedom of religion, most important and most overlooked is that we were founded on freedom from religion … I fully believe in traditional marriage. You want one, go get one.”
He's also aware of the attention that his marriage to his partner of 12 years, will draw. “I’m a reluctant role model because I will fail. I will fall flat on my face. I’ve done it before, I’ll do it again.”
Still, having missed the marriage boat in California (while it was legal) Mr. Roberts is ready for the next phase of his life. “This time around, we feel very confident in the fact that we’re prepared, and people know it’s really happening …”
He paused. “And now I’ve started to think about the caterer, and I’ve lost my train of thought.”
It's okay, Thomas. You're only thinking about the caterer because you're hungry. AND THAT'S OKAY! Fight through it! Your fit and firm wedding pictures will last forever. [ source ]