During this morning's D.C. Council hearing on the same-sex marriage bill, Hertzberg, 49, proposed to Rollman while before the dais at the close of his testimony. Rollman accepted.
Why pick the council chamber? Says Hertzberg: "This is such important legislation and such an important forum."
Rollman, 47, says the proposal didn’t come as a complete surprise. "He told me he was going to do something as a surprise at the end," he says. "I was hoping this was it."