Roc (Fox) 1991
Uncle Russell comes out; he and his partner marry in this very special episode.
Northern Exposure (CBS) 1994
Maurice crabs his way through the wedding of Ron and Erick, proprietors of The Sourdough Inn.
Roseanne (ABC) 1995
Flinty Republican Leon ties the knot with life partner Scott in a raucous ceremony.
Friends (NBC) 1996
Two NBC affiliates refused to air this episode, in which Ross’ ex-wife Carol marries Susan—but 31.6 million viewers tune in.
Queer as Folk (Showtime) 2002
Lindsay and Mel say “I do” in the first same-sex wedding on cable TV.
The Simpsons (Fox) 2005
Mayor Quimby was ahead of the game when he legalized same-sex marriage in 2005. Sadly, Lenny and Carl do not exchange vows.
Six Feet Under (HBO) 2005
Revelations abound in the finale—David and Keith marry; everybody dies.
All My Children (ABC) 2009
Bianca makes an honest woman of Reese in daytime television’s first lesbian wedding.
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 2011
The big day is nearly ruined by Callie’s mom, whose piety masks her intolerance.
Conan (TBS) 2011
Returning to his old New York stomping grounds, Conan O’Brien officiates the wedding of his costume designer.