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Opposite-Sex Couples Just Saying “No” to Marriage

January 3rd, 2012 No comments

My latest piece for Slate, just posted, is called “No to Nuptials” (I actually came up with the headline; blame me if you don’t love it. But of course you will.)

I interviewed some folks in Illinois who have just taken advantage of the nation’s first-ever civil union for opposite-sex couples law; their reasons for choosing civil unions over marriage are fascinating.

Please read, like, and…comment over at Slate.

Illinois Creates Something New

February 3rd, 2011 No comments

It’s the civil union for opposite-sex couples. Will it catch on? And what does it say about the relationship between marriage and civil unions, and about the meaning of marriage more generally?

Today’s column at 365gay explores these and related issues.