What the DOMA Decision Means to Me

It feels different. It does. After all the nerves and anticipation and frank dread, when the Supreme Court finally issued their rulings last week I had to check

Thank You Supreme Court!

It is a good day for my family and many other same-sex couples across America. Today the Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and

The Financial Effects of a DOMA Repeal for Gay Couples

By Gideon Alper Marriage equality has come a long way, but when it comes time to do your taxes, the federal government still treats married same-sex couples as single.

Explaining Equality Shouldn’t Be This Hard

I was talking with a neighbor the other day while my son played in the common space. He asked me if I thought we would be in

This is Getting Exciting: Support for Gay Marriage Grows Big Time

I can’t help but feel giddy. A new Pew Research study shows that supporters of gay marriage finally outnumber opponents. I’m actually not surprised; every time I turn

DOMA and Prop 8 headed to the Supreme Court

Image © Meryl Schenker Photography
News outlets are brimming with marriage-equality stories lately, in part because the Supreme Court announced Friday that it will be hearing two cases related

Supreme Court Makes Us Wait for DOMA and Prop 8

Thousands of California same-sex couples and countless other people (like myself), who are affected daily by the unconstitutional federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), are waiting

How Obamacare affects LGBT families

Say what you will about Obamacare, it makes me procrastinate. Sometimes for upwards of two months. It started on June 28, the day the US Supreme Court

Can My Husband Adopt Our Child While Overseas?

Q: My husband and I are married in New York, and he will be deployed overseas for military service. Although we are grateful that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

DOMA-Proofing Our Family (Our Second Parent Adoption Story)

Bring Ava, your camera and whomever you want to celebrate this with you. Dress for court and, finally, congratulations! This was the email from our lawyer after

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