By: Shannon Ralph The kiss. Ruanita kisses me goodbye every morning before I go to work. She doesn’t kiss me in the bedroom. She doesn’t kiss me in the kitchen. Nor the bathroom. Nor the kids’ bedrooms. In order for our goodbye kiss to “count,” she must kiss me at the front door. With the […]
By: Shannon Ralph No boundaries. There comes a time in any marriage—particularly lengthy marriages—when a conscious decision is made that we will no longer hide our perfectly natural bodily functions from one another. This is not particularly a decision we are proud of, but it is a decision we all make at some […]
Tonight is an historic night and yet another step toward equality for all. It looks likely that it will be 4 of 4 states that have voted to legalize same-sex marriage. It’s the first time after some 30 losses across the country that by popular vote same-sex marriage is supported.
By: Shannon Ralph Reason # 19: The in-laws. When Ruanita and I stood before our family and friends and declared our commitment to one another, two families became one. We committed ourselves not only to loving each other for life, but also to tolerating our in-laws for better or for worse. Through the last […]
By: Shannon Ralph Reason #25: We are monogamous. I couldn’t cheat on Ruanita. Even if I wanted to, I couldn’t do it. I mean, logistically speaking—I couldn’t do it. Who has the time? There is no way in hell I could find the time in my busy schedule to even consider getting a little […]
By: Joey Uva Enoch This past weekend Trevor and I drove up to the central coast of California to take a tour of a possible wedding venue for a 2013 ceremony. On the drive up, I turned to Trevor and asked; “What are your feelings on why it is so important for us to get […]
By: Tom Butts A key part of the law banning federal recognition of same-sex marriage (DOMA) was struck down as unconstitutional by a U.S. appeals court Thursday. We’ve heard a few decisions regarding this matter; the reason this one stands out to me is that it’s the second court to make the same decision but […]
By: Tom Butts Okay, let’s start off with a true statement. When I heard President Obama had said he favors Same-Sex Marriage or as I prefer to say “Marriage Equality”, I was touched…okay, I got teary-eyed. It’s powerful to hear your President validate something so personal. I’ve been with my husband for over 10 years and it’s nice […]
So as most people already know, we are well into an election year. We have been watching for weeks as various Conservatives battle for the position of Republican party candidate. It seems as if each passing week brings us new levels of crazy among them, and I shudder at the thought of any of them […]
By: Brandy Black Today it has been announced that California’s proposition 8 has been ruled unconstitutional. There will be a small gathering in West Hollywood to celebrate this great day! Congratulations California!