'Family Ties' Star Meredith Baxter Marries

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'Family Ties' Star Meredith Baxter Marries

Family Ties star Meredith Baxter, 66, married her longtime partner Nancy Locke on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles, People reports.

The pair has been dating for seven years.

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"Now I understand why marriage caught on!" she tells People.

According to the magazine, Baxter's five children attended the ceremony, and the couple exchanged handwritten vows.

Baxter came out as a lesbian in 2009.

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"I feel like I'm being honest for the first time," Baxter told People at the time about her relationship with Locke, a building contractor.