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Lesbian Marriage

A Conversation on Lesbian Marriage

Kathryn Hamm | Posted 09.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Kathryn Hamm

After 28 years together Kim and Renate celebrated their legal marriage in the fall of 2013 and remain passionately thoughtful and engaged in questions of coming out, falling in love and helping couples move from the first blush, butterflies and excitement of a new relationship to the mutual respect, understanding and intimacy that grows after years of togetherness.

Lesbian Marriage: The Sex That Dare Not Speak Its Name?

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

We listened, we resisted, we defended the title, we gave in.

Reflections on Marriage (Part 2): Why Do the Unmarried Support Marriage?

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 08.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

When lesbians and gay men and young unmarried people support same-sex marriage, what exactly are they supporting? An image of marriage? An illusion about marriage? A belief that it has something important to offer them in a distant future?

What Does an Engaged Butch Call Herself, Bride? Umm..

Tristan Higgins | Posted 02.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

We had talked about language not long after we got engaged, but hadn't come to any conclusions. I didn't like referring to myself as the "bride" because that has very girly/feminine connotations to it for me.

WATCH: Macklemore, Ryan Lewis & A Lesbian Marriage Proposal?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices

"Good Morning America's" Summer Concert Series lands some of the biggest pop stars in the game like Mariah Carey, Carly Rae Jepsen, and the latest add...

How I Knew, Without A Doubt, That I'd Found 'The One'

Posted 07.25.2013 | Weddings

This article was originally published in the Los Angeles Times. By Audrey Bilger I knew the relationship was over when she told me she'd never h...

Get An Inside Look At This Stunning Lesbian Indian Wedding (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Updated on July 22: A slideshow of wedding photos is no longer available on this page, but you can see more beautiful images at the links in the story...

Do I Have 'Post-DOMAtic Stress Disorder'?

Judy Rickard | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

My doctor has helped me with some symptoms. My massage therapist has been understanding too. Ditto for my acupuncturist and my chiropractor. Even my dentist sees what stress has done to my teeth and jaws. My lawyer knows better than most what this whole issue involves.

Defining 'Traditional Marriage,' Not Redefining It

Sarah Prager | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah Prager

How terms like "traditional marriage" and "redefining marriage" are so consistently misused is outrageous and an outrage, so it's time for a history lesson. What I'm going to say has been said before by others, but not nearly enough.

The Surprising History Of Gay Marriage In The U.S.

Posted 07.17.2013 | Weddings

Did you know that the first gay couple to apply for a marriage license in the U.S. did so in 1970 in Minnesota? Jack Baker and Michael McConnell weren...

Help This Lesbian Newlywed With Terminal Cancer Get Her Honeymoon Wish

Frontiers LA | Karen Ocamb | Posted 07.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Pam and Helen Anderson-Holt seemed to be just another joyous couple anxious to fulfill a lifetime dream of getting married that July 1 in West Hollywo...

10 Photos Every Critic Of Marriage Equality Should See

Posted 06.24.2013 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly June is Gay Pride Month, and this year, marriage equality is central to the ongoing pride celebrations. When we look ...

4 Ways Straight Couples Can Show Support For Marriage Equality

Posted 06.22.2013 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly If you are a straight ally planning your wedding, it can be hard to ignore the fact that many of your friends and lov...

Finding 'The One' at LA Pride

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Marlin

As Los Angeles Pride approaches I can't help but feel giddy reminiscing about all the outrageous fun I've had there in the past. I've been going to LA...

WATCH: Woman Pops The Question To Girlfriend On Stage At Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Concert

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Just in time for Pride Month -- and as we await the United States Supreme Court's decision on the Prop 8 and DOMA cases -- a heartwarming moment took ...

The Good Wife

Joanne Fleisher | Posted 08.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Joanne Fleisher

Why, I wonder, would lesbians, who have an opportunity to create a different model for marriage, choose to use the label wife?

'Sometimes I Wish I Was a Lesbian...'

Marissa Higgins | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Marissa Higgins

Sometimes she says it sitting across from me in a coffee shop. Sometimes she sends it via text message. And then the conversation turns to the supposedly inherent errors of straight men and the taunting disconnect between men and women's needs. It's a fall back to the old stereotypes.

Jen and Lani: What Real Love Looks Like (PHOTOS)

Erin Chrisman | Posted 07.21.2013 | Weddings
Erin Chrisman

The most telling bit of it all is that thing that can't be put into words. It's the thing that happens when they look at each other: countless unexplainable emotions expressed within one electric connection of the eyes.

WATCH: How To Survive A Gay Summer Wedding

Posted 05.20.2013 | Weddings

As same-sex marriage is legalized in ever-more states across the country, friends and families of gay couples will be adding more weddings to their su...

Being Open to Love

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Marlin

Being open to love is not always easy. For some it may come naturally but for most it takes practice.

Why Same-Sex Marriage Matters Most To Women

msmagazine.com | Posted 05.21.2013 | Weddings

As the nation prepares for next week's historic Supreme Court hearings on marriage equality, it is important to note that women will be disproportiona...

The Real Difference Between Gay And Straight Marriage

Bernadette Coveney Smith | Posted 05.14.2013 | Weddings
Bernadette Coveney Smith

One of the weddings I'm planning was recently postponed and I'm absolutely livid about it.

Why Getting Married Is Political

Priscilla Yamin | Posted 01.20.2013 | Weddings
Priscilla Yamin

If there is any lesson to come out of those initiative battles in the states of Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington it is that marriage is more than just private right. It is also a political institution through which we determine the boundaries of civic inclusion, and define the norms of citizenship.

Defense of Marriage Act: It's No Secret That Lesbians and Gay Men Are Treated Like Second-Class Citizens

David J. Brunell | Posted 12.09.2012 | Gay Voices
David J. Brunell

Even if your state recognizes gay marriage, your secrets aren't safe. You can't keep your partner's secrets in a court of law. That sounds like second-class citizenship to me.

Why Marriage Is A Must For Gay Couples

Posted 08.03.2012 | Weddings

By Brandy Black | The Next Family I’m reading “Lesbian and Gay Parents and their Children” by Abbie Goldberg and it got me thinking about my ...