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.
Here's what is happening on the marriage front over the next few weeks that may get us as many as three additional marriage states.
How does estate planning differ for same-sex couples versus heterosexual couples? Well, there are both state and federal issues influencing the financial implications of same-sex couples legalizing their unions -- and many, many unknowns.
Now that he has surrendered completely, withdrawing his appeal to the New Jersey Supreme Court, he can no longer tell gay marriage opponents that he fought the good fight, because he ran from the last major battle waving a white flag.
We are so fortunate to now be able to bless all those who stand under the wedding canopy without question of their sexual orientation.
Last month, my husband and I celebrated our 15th anniversary. In a few days, we need to prove those 15 years real to an immigration adjudicator, now that my spouse is able to sponsor me for a green card.
Today the New Jersey Supreme Court refused to stay the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples while it weighs whether the state can continue to offer civil unions rather than full marriage equality. The court's decision means that marriages can start this coming Monday.
I don't want to have to read a ballot question about same-sex marriage to my daughters. They don't know that some people, like our governor, think our family is less worthy. And I don't want them to know that a minute before they absolutely have to.
Life is full of too many great experiences -- and orgasms! -- to live in fear. I'm happy to hear that you're proactive when it comes to owning your sexual health, so why not add getting to know your butthole to your to-do list?