If they're going to make that nominal distinction, maybe it's time for outside-the-marriage-box couples (gay or straight) to do something a little different on their end too. Maybe someone will start with the jewelry.
It appears Lindsay Lohan and Sam Ronson have decided to make it (somewhat) official, since Lindsay said on Loveline that the couple has been going out "a very long time." We were slightly suspicious after the two had been spotted wearing matching Jules Smith Infinity Lock bracelets since their summer in the Hamptons.
Jules has quite the growing celebrity following; her designs designs have also been seen on Sarah Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, and Blake Lively, among others.
Grab an infinity bracelet for you and your significant other (or just for yourself) in sterling silver ($150) or yellow 18k gold ($170), and endow the thing with your own meaning; who needs "marriage" or "the ring?"