All 90 lbs. of my cousin Lisa is willing to travel across the country to New York, a state where her union to Therese, her partner of 15 years, will be acknowledged. But what about the people who don't have the means make their last dying wish -- a legally recognized wedding -- come true?
The word "queer" has always emphasized rousing choice as opposed to sleepwalking conformity. Those who identify as queer might consider this when staking out an "I don't" posture.
My kid would have to go to a junior college, because my savings plan consists of me getting excited for the annual Fred Segal 50-percent-off sale. I wonder if I could use miles to upgrade them to an Ivy League school....
Now, as special session begins to consider the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013, I realize it's finally time to come out and declare the difficult yet joyful truth: I am a liberal Christian who supports gay marriage.
If we're going to discuss what's harmful to society, I'd argue that things like racism and sexism and heterosexism and every other form of oppression we live with are far larger threats to the common good than my two partners, my daughter, and me.
Too many of those benefits have already been lost in a system that, until now, treated same-sex couples as second-class citizens. That's all about to change and we're proud to help northern California lead the way.
It's taken more than three decades for families like mine to be recognized. Thirty years ago, I was at an age where I was pretty certain that I was gay, but at the time, I never could have predicted that I would one day be among 3 million parents in our country who are LGBT.
Gay marriage is increasingly accepted precisely because its results, to date, have been good for society. Polyamory on a large scale would have negative short-term results and that's a good reason to think it's just not going to happen.
The Williams Institute estimates that about 7,000 gay couples are both non-citizens, and that approximately 267,000 undocumented immigrants identify as LGBT. These individuals do not benefit from the Supreme Court's June ruling, but they will benefit from comprehensive immigration reform.
When the U.S. Supreme Court rulings ended Prop 8 and Section 3 of DOMA this summer, we wrote a press release for Marriage Equality USA saying that there would now be "more love and more marriage" than ever before. Yet we didn't anticipate fully just how it would feel.
The film documents Curtis Shaw's 12-year journey with his husband, legendary songwriter Desmond Child, and the extraordinary story of how they connected with Angela Whittaker, who would carry their twin sons Roman and Nyro into the world.
This might be my favorite wedding photo in the history of the world. It conveys so much about who Tom and Brian are: their spirit, their joy, their generosity, their gorgeous, overflowing love for each other. It's all there, in one snap of the camera.
I never thought I'd be planning a shotgun wedding. Nobody's pregnant; in fact, we're two guys, so we couldn't if we tried. The problem is that after all this waiting and witnessing the triumphant march toward equality, we only have three days in late October to legally marry.
Given the increase of same-sex unions and the changing lifestyles of today's modern couples, a shift is required in wedding traditions such as gift registries. Enter Zola. Founded by Kevin Ryan, Shan-Lyn Ma and Nobu Nakaguchi, Zola allows its users to create a more modern registry online.