Johnny Weir, the Olympic figure skater, married his boyfriend Victor Voronov at the New York City Courthouse on Friday December 30, 2011. In a report on CBS news, the Olympian - who will retain his surname for professional purposes but will adopt the surname Weir-Voronov - released a statement saying "Victor is the epitome of a gentleman, as handsome as he is clever and loving. Our road to marriage has been a fast one, but one I never waivered on."
Marriage by same sex couples became legal in the state New York in Usa on July 24th 2011. Commenting on the fact that the act is not legal in every state in the country, Weir also said, "I am so happy to have found my match. Finding someone to share your life with is one of the most important things a human can do and was preached to me by my mother. I am honored to have been married in the great state of New York, and I hope more states pass laws allowing all Americans to be united through love and marriage." Weir avoided commenting on his sexuality for a long time, stating that he did not consider it relevant as it was not a part of his sport. He came out in 2011 with the release of his memoir, Welcome to My World.
Johnny Weir did not compete in the 2010-11 season and it has been reported that he plans to sit out the 2011-12 season as well. He won the United States Championships three years in a row, between 2004-2006. In 2010, he starred in the Sundance channel reality show Be Good, Johnny Weir.