Jane Lynch, who stars as the feisty Sue Sylvester on Fox's Glee, married her longtime partner Lara Embry on Monday in Massachusetts, one of five states where marriage is legal for gay couples.
Lynch, who proudly announced her engagement to Embry in January to the New York Times, has had memorable roles in films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Julie & Julia, and is beloved to her LGBT fans for playing lesbian lawyer Joyce Wischnia on Showtime's The L Word, as well as dog trainer Christy Cummings in the film Best in Show.
Earlier this year, when People Magazine asked Lynch about her engagement, she commented, "It's just the greatest thrill in the world to find somebody that you want to be with every day."
The couple wed at the Blue Heron Restaurant in Sunderland, Massachusetts and celebrated with about twenty guests. The couples' marriage illustrates to millions that everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, deserves the right to express a level of commitment to their loved ones. As a well-respected actress and advocate for LGBT equality, Jane Lynch's story serves to inspire those who support marriage equality nationwide and opens hearts and minds to diverse representations of the American family. GLAAD congratulates Lynch and Embry and wishes the couple the best of luck in the future.